cilantro garlic sauce in jar with spoon inside the jar
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4.45 from 59 votes

Cilantro Garlic Sauce

A deliciously creamy garlic sauce made with chopped cilantro, fresh garlic, lime juice, and sour cream. You'll love adding it to just about anything!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dip, Sauce
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Low Sugar, Vegetarian
Keyword: cilantro, cilantro sauce, garlic, garlic sauce
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 141kcal
Author: Jamie Silva


  • 12 ounces full-fat sour cream* sub for Greek yogurt or mayo
  • 2 cloves garlic or more to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro** stems removed and rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lime squeezed (2 tablespoons lime juice)
  • salt to taste (careful not to over salt!)


  • Add all ingredients to food processor. Mix until smooth. Serve and enjoy!
  • You can use this sauce for tacos, wings, grain bowls, stuffed baked potatoes, burritos, fajitas, tostones, broiled salmon, pulled pork, yuca fries, chips (or sweet potato fries!), veggie platters and more!



*For vegan or dairy-free options, you can also sub almond or cashew yogurt for the sour cream. I've personally never tried these options so I can't guarantee results.
**The amount of cilantro you add is based on preference. Start with a 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro and add more or less as you see fit. Some people like more cilantro than others, adapt at your own risk. :)
Stays fresh in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.2g | Protein: 1.6g | Fat: 14.2g | Saturated Fat: 6.3g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 0.4g | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 0.2mg