Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing (LOW FAT)

This guilt-free Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing is low in fat and calories. With less than 40 calories per serving, it’s a dressing I don’t feel like I have to portion control.

Sersie and I tested this recipe during our monthly cook & chat… girls’ night in! where we go LIVE in our Facebook Group and prepare a healthy Daniel Fast compliant meal. That night, we used this dressing on Yummy Raw Walnut Taco Salad, and it was a big hit!

This dressing takes only 10 minutes to prepare and uses silken tofu as the creamy base. The addition of fresh cilantro and lime to a classic ranch seasoning blend of garlic, parsley, onion powder, and dill make it the perfect combination. We added a tablespoon of Simple Homemade Date Syrup to balance out all the flavors.

Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing has 9 key ingredients:

  1. Silken tofu
  2. Fresh cilantro
  3. Lime
  4. Apple cider vinegar
  5. Garlic
  6. Dried parsley
  7. Onion powder
  8. Dried dill
  9. Simple Homemade Date Syrup

You add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. I used my Magic Bullet for this and it worked beautifully!

side view of the ingredients for Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing in a Magic Bullet personal blender
Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing in a glass bowl next to a half of lime and some fresh cilantro on wooden surface

I hope you enjoy this low fat Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing, and it becomes a staple for saucing up that salad!


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Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing in a glass bowl next to a half of lime and some fresh cilantro on wooden surface

Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing

  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Vegan



6 oz. Silken Tofu (about half package of Mori-Nu, or whatever brand you have available)

1 tsp apple cider vinegar

1 small garlic clove, minced

½ tsp dried parsley

½ tsp onion powder

Pinch of dried dill

1/3 cup of fresh chopped cilantro

Juice from ½ lime

1 Tbsp Simple Homemade Date Syrup (or ½ pitted date soaked in hot water for 5 to 10 minutes to soften)

2 to 3 Tbsp of water

Salt to taste (I added a pinch or about 1/16 tsp)


Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add more water for thinner consistency. Salt to taste.

Store unused dressing in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.


  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Sauces

Keywords: cilantro, lime, dressing, sauce, tofu, silken tofu, garlic, apple cider vinegar, dried parsley, onion powder, dried dill, date syrup, vegan, daniel fast compliant, daniel fast recipes, nut free, gluten free, soy

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