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

A copycat of Trader Joe's Cilantro Dressing, this delicious condiment combines fresh cilantro, jalapeño, lime and garlic for a bright, fresh salad topper. 

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cilantro dressing, cilantro lime dressing, poblano cilantro dresssing
Servings: 4
Calories: 317 kcal
Author: Kadee
Poblano Cilantro Dressing
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 3 oz. cojita cheese or queso fresco
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 jalapeno pepper washed, seeds removed
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves washed
  • 1/2 t salt
  1. Make salad dressing by placing all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
Recipe Notes

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.

Nutrition Facts
Cilantro Dressing (Trader Joe's Copycat)
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 317 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 707mg31%
Potassium 37mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 357IU7%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 236mg24%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.