El Pollo Loco Creamy Cilantro Dressing Recipe

Make your restaurant-style recipe at home with El Pollo Loco Creamy Cilantro Dressing Recipe. It will be the best choice if you want a light dinner. It is a highly easy-to-make, delicious, light, and healthy creamy cilantro dressing recipe. 

It provides a beautiful flavour and texture. You can use this recipe as a dip, marinade, or salad dressing. It includes the healthy ingredients to make a creamy cilantro dressing. Usually, garlic, green onions, cilantro, and whole milk are added to this recipe. It is not too salty or too spicy. 

Restaurant chains that specialize in Mexican-style grilled chicken. First, this restaurant was established in Guasave, Sinaloa, Mexico, in 1974, and it expanded its chain into the United States in 1980. Their Creamy Cilantro Dressing Recipe is one of their famous recipes of them. 

El Pollo Loco Creamy Cilantro Dressing Recipe

El Pollo Loco Creamy Cilantro Dressing Recipe

4 from 32 votes
Recipe by Lindsay G. Cabral Cuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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This El Pollo Loco Creamy Cilantro Dressing Recipe is the perfect dressing paired with crispy chicken. This creamy dressing could be a best addition to your meal. It also tastes great with sandwiches, salads, burgers, and potato chips. 

Let’s know what ingredients you need to gather in one place to prepare this delicious Creamy Cilantro Dressing. 


  • 1 – 16 ounce container of sour cream

  • 1 small jalapeno diced

  • 1 bunch of cilantro chopped

  • 1 tbsp cumin

  • 2 tbsp lime juice

  • ½ tbsp salt

  • 3 garlic cloves

  • Half and half

  • 1 Avocado

  • Tools
  • Blender

  • Serving bowl

  • Spoon


  • Place all the ingredients inside the blender: Combine all the ingredients in a blender or food processor. 
    Place all the ingredients inside the blender
  • Blend all the ingredients: Blend or pulse all the ingredients until all become smooth. Add half and half if you want to make it thinner.Blend all the ingredients
  • Pour the sauce into a bowl: Take a serving bowl and pour the sauce inside the bowl.
    Pour the sauce in a bowl
  •  Serve the dressing: Serve the sauce immediately with your favorite Mexican food. It will be best to make the dressing ahead of time and let it sit in the fridge overnight to give the flavors time to develop. 
    Serve the dressing

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  • If you want to use this Cilantro Dressing Recipe as a dip, mix it with sour cream in a 1-to-1 ratio.
  • To make this dressing healthier, you could use low-fat mayonnaise or half of an avocado.

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The Bottom Line

El Pollo Loco Creamy Cilantro Dressing Recipe is a humble flavorful, tasty dish that can prepare quickly. This dressing will add moisture, flavor, and nutrients to your beef or chicken. It also pairs great with salads and tacos. 

If you have any questions, leave them in the comments section below. 

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Lindsay G. Cabral is a recipe blogger who specializes in vegan and gluten-free recipes. Lindsay has been blogging since 2012, and her recipes have been featured on popular websites such as Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, and The Kitchn. In addition to her blog, Lindsay is also the author of two cookbooks, Vegan Yum Yum and Vegan Yum Yum for All Occasions. When she's not in the kitchen, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters.

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