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Zero Point Creamy Jalapeño Cilantro Lime Dressing 

Zero Point Creamy Jalapeño Cilantro Lime Dressing is made with fresh cilantro, jalapeños. non fat plain Greek yogurt, lime juice, garlic, and salt. This is a fresh, creamy, homemade dressing you are going to LOVE!

Makes 12 ( 2 Tbsp) servings 

GREEN/BLUE/PURPLE: zero points per serving 

What do I need to make this Zero Point Creamy Jalapeño Cilantro Lime Dressing?

  • Jalapeños- fresh, halved, and deseeded. If you don’t want the kick the jalapeños gives this dressing. You can omit the jalapeño peppers all together. 
  • Cilantro- fresh, stems off, packed 
  • Non fat plain Greek yogurt, non fat plain yogurt yogurt, or fat free sour cream- even if you’re not a fan of Greek yogurt-you’ll love this dressing. The cilantro, garlic, and jalapeños cover up the tang of the yogurt. If you prefer- you can use fat free sour cream as a substitute-you can have up to 2 servings for zero points if using fat free sour cream. The yogurt and/or sour cream gives this dressing the creaminess!! 
  • Limes– for the juice 
  • Garlic– fresh or about 2 Tbsp minced garlic 
  • Kosher salt-to taste
  • Unsweetened Almond Milk or Skim Milk-this is optional. Use to thin the consistency of the dressing or sauce. 

What can I use this Zero Point Creamy Jalapeño Cilantro Lime Dressing for?

This can dressing can be use as a dip, sauce, dressing, or spread.

  • on salads
  • on my Sweet Mexican Pork- click HERE for my Sweet Mexican Pork recipe 
  • on tacos
  • on quesadillas
  • on nachos
  • use as dip for your veggies or chips
  • on a burrito bowl- click HERE for my Zero Point Chicken Burrito Bowl recipe 
  • as a spread for sandwiches or wraps

 

How do I make this Zero Point Creamy Jalapeño Cilantro Lime Dressing?

In a blender or food processor, combine all ingredients. 

Blend until smooth or until you reach your preferred consistency. This can take a few minutes to ensure all the cilantro and jalapeños are pureed. 

If desired, add a splash of unsweetened almond milk for a thinner consistency. 

Pour dressing into an airtight jar or salad dressing bottle. 

Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 

This can be used for salads, tacos, quesadillas, on nachos, or as a dip for your veggies.

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium jalapeños, halved and deseeded
  • 1 1/2 cups or fresh cilantro, packed (about 1 bunch) 
  • 1/2 cup non fat plain Greek yogurt, non fat plain yogurt yogurt, or fat free sour cream 
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice, from about 1 large lime
  • 2 cloves garlic, or about 2 Tbsp minced garlic 
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • Unsweetened almond milk or skim milk

Directions: 

  • In a blender or food processor, combine all ingredients and blend until your desired consistency. This can take a few minutes to ensure all the cilantro and jalapeños are pureed. 
  • If desired, add unsweetened almond milk for a thinner consistency. Start with 1 tsp until you reach your desired consistency.
  • Pour dressing into an airtight jar or salad dressing bottle. 
  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 

 

Makes 12 ( 2 Tbsp) servings 

GREEN/BLUE/PURPLE: zero points per serving

 

Author Notes:

  • This can be used for salads, tacos, quesadillas, on nachos, or as a dip for your veggies.
  • Have up to 2 servings if using fat free sour cream for zero points
  • Have up to 6 serving if using non fat plain or Greek yogurt for zero points
  • Keep in mind, if you want it more of a chunky sauce-blend it less. If you want it thin for a dressing-blend it longer. The dressing will be more of a greener color the more it is puréed.
Yield: 12

Zero Point Creamy Jalapeño Cilantro Lime Dressing 

Zero Point Creamy Jalapeño Cilantro Lime Dressing 

Zero Point Creamy Jalapeño Cilantro Lime Dressing is made with fresh cilantro, jalapeños. non fat plain Greek yogurt, lime juice, garlic, and salt. This is a homemade salad dressing you are going to LOVE!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 medium jalapeños, halved and deseeded
  • 1 1/2 cups or fresh cilantro, packed (about 1 bunch) 
  • 1/2 cup non fat plain Greek yogurt, non fat plain yogurt yogurt, or fat free sour cream 
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice, from about 1 large lime
  • 2 cloves garlic, or about 2 Tbsp minced garlic 
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • Splash of unsweetened almond milk or skim milk

Instructions

    1. In a blender or food processor, combine all ingredients and blend until you reach your desired consistency. The dressing will become greener in color the more it is blended/puréed. *See note.
    2. If desired, add a splash unsweetened almond milk for a thinner consistency. 
    3. Pour dressing into an airtight jar or salad dressing bottle. 
    4. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 

    Makes 12 ( 2 Tbsp) servings 


    GREEN/BLUE/PURPLE: zero points per serving

Notes

  • If want it more of a chunky sauce-blend it less. If you want it thin for a dressing-blend it longer and add a little bit of unsweetened almond milk. The dressing does become greener in color the more it is puréed.
  • This can be used for salads, tacos, quesadillas, on nachos, or as a dip for your veggies.
  • Have up to 2 servings if using fat free sour cream for zero points
  • Have up to 6 serving if using non fat plain or Greek yogurt for zero points

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 33Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 38mgCarbohydrates: 3gNet Carbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

 

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Sunday 20th of June 2021

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Michelle Cordi

Monday 19th of April 2021

When i made it it was all green how did you maintain the white color?

Lindsay Kehl

Monday 19th of April 2021

Hi Michelle,

The cilantro gives the dressing that green color-so depending how much you blend it-will determine the color. If I am using this as a sauce or dip- I don't puree it much-which gives it more of a lighter color. If you are planning on using it for a dressing you'll want it smoother and more pureed-which will be more greener than what is pictured. The taste is the same regardless of the color.

Hope that helps! Have a great day

Sandra

Sunday 18th of April 2021

Mine came out a lot greener in color than yours lol. I followed the exact recipe??

Jane Freeman

Saturday 17th of April 2021

Suggestions for something to substitute for cilantro?

Lindsay Kehl

Monday 19th of April 2021

HI Jane

You could use fresh basil or parsley- or omit the cilantro all together, if you prefer.

Thanks

Donna

Friday 16th of April 2021

Could you use this for a Cole slaw dressing???

Lindsay Kehl

Friday 16th of April 2021

Hi Donna

Yes, this would be delicious as a coleslaw dressing!

Have a wonderful weekend

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