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Honey Lime Cilantro Dressing Recipe (Low Sodium, Paleo, Whole30)

Brighten up your next Taco Tuesday with this Honey Lime Cilantro Dressing recipe! If you are looking for an easy way to add some flavor to those boring tacos or burritos, look no further. This sauce packs some serious flavor that will leave you wanting to fiesta forever.

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This Honey Lime Cilantro Dressing Recipe Is:

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • A little spicy
  • Vibrant
  • Sweet
  • Vegetarian, Gluten free, Low Sodium
  • Great on anything: rice & beans, enchiladas, tamales, queso, you name it!

And I love how vibrant the sauce is – in color and in flavor! The sharpness from the lime juice and vinegar is wonderful with the silky texture from the olive oil. And the sweetness from the raw honey is absolutely perfect.

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What’s In This Honey Lime Cilantro Sauce Recipe?

Because of the versatile flavors, you can serve this sauce on anything! It’s fantastic as a honey cilantro lime dressing too. The cilantro lime flavor pairs well with any Southwest or Mexican dish! It’s also amazing on top of roasted potatoes, on grilled vegetables, or baked/roasted protein.

The Best Blender for Dressing

I’ve owned a lot of blenders, but my Vitamix is definitely the best one I’ve owned. This high-speed blender will blend even the toughest of ingredients into pulp.  I prefer using my blender to my food processor for sauces like this or homemade hummus, as it’s much easier to clean the Vitamix. This is definitely one kitchen appliance we use on a daily basis!

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How Do I Make This Honey Lime Cilantro Sauce?

  • Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and mix on high for 1 minute, until the sauce is smooth and creamy. Spoon directly onto tacos, potatoes, roasted vegetables, or any other vehicle you can think of to get this amazing sauce into your mouth.
  • Transfer any leftover sauce to an airtight container and use within 2 days.

Make Cilantro Lime Dressing Gluten Free for a Healthy Version

This gluten free cilantro lime dressing recipe is a simple meal to make without the wheat. I’m all about making recipes gluten free when I can. Gluten free cooking does NOT have to be bland, boring, or flavorless… It’s quite the opposite when done right. By building meals around gluten free pantry staples and swapping in a few wheat-less ingredients you can make healthier meals for you and your family. I made a list of my 125 favorite gluten free pantry ingredients that we use on a weekly basis, and check out all my gluten free recipes here that are on The Herbeevore. These easy and healthy recipes are fantastic meals for everyone at your table.

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A Few Notes About Raw Honey

Raw honey is just honey that has not been pasteurized! We take our honey straight from the hive, and don’t process or subject it to high heat. Pasteurizing can kill bad (and beneficial) macrobiotics in the honey. You can use normal store-bought honey for this recipe… it doesn’t have to be raw. That is just the way we like to keep our honey. Babies under the age of 1 should not be given honey, and pregnant women should avoid unpasteurized foods. Eat responsibly!
The best place to find raw honey is straight from your local beekeeper! Check out a farmer’s market or farm stand near you – or reach out to your county or state beekeeping association to connect with beekeeper’s near by. Support local bees, local keepers, and enjoy the sweet benefits.

Other Healthy Flavorful Cilantro Recipes You’ll Love!

Mango Black Bean Chili (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Spicy Peanut Sesame Noodles (Vegan Pantry Staple Recipe, Gluten Free)

Southwest Potato Corn Chowder (Vegan, Paleo, Whole30, Gluten Free)

Creamy Vegan Queso (Dairy Free, Whole30, Paleo, Gluten Free)

Easy Potato Coconut Curry (Vegan, Gluten Free, Whole30)

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Get the Same Ingredients I Used for my Paleo Cilantro Lime Sauce with Honey:

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Cilantro Honey Lime Sauce Recipe Gluten Free Healthy Raw Honey

Honey Lime Cilantro Dressing

The Herbeevore
This Honey Lime Cilantro Dressing is a bright, bold, flavorful sauce that is delicious to enjoy for your next taco night! A sweet & fun twist on a classic condiment. 
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 95 kcal


  • 2 bunches cilantro leaves and stems
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1/8 cup white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/4 cup water optional if sauce is too thick


  • Roughly chop the cilantro, garlic cloves, and parsley. Add to a high speed blender with the rest of the ingredients: Olive oil, lime juice, vinegar, raw honey, oregano, red pepper flakes.
  • Blend on high speed for 1 minute until a thick sauce forms. Add 1 tablespoon of water at a time if the sauce is too thick or if the blender seizes up.
  • Once blended, top sauce on tacos, burritos, rice, etc.


Calories: 95kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 1gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 26mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 194IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg
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