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Lime cilantro dressing in a glass container, style with cilantro leaves and squeezed limes.
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Cilantro Dressing (Trader Joe's Copycat)

A copycat of Trader Joe's Cilantro Dressing, this delicious condiment combines fresh cilantro, jalapeño, lime and garlic for a bright, fresh salad topper. 
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 284kcal


Poblano Cilantro Dressing

  • cup rice vinegar
  • 4 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup mayo
  • 3 oz. cojita cheese or queso fresco
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 jalapeno pepper washed, seeds removed
  • ½ cup cilantro leaves washed
  • ½ Tablespoon salt


  • Add all ingredients to a blender in order given.
  • Process until smooth.


The dressing will firm up when refrigerated due to the cojita. To serve leftovers dressing, mix it with a little lime juice and/or water to thin it back out. Lasts 5 days refrigerated.


Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 619mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 277IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 1mg