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Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

I have been into the cilantro lime combination for a long time now and I use it in many different things from marinades to sauces to soups, etc. and I also use it as a garnish on things like rice bowls, tacos, tostadas, fish, sandwiches, etc. The other day I had a thought: Wouldn't it be great if I could bottle the amazing cilantro and lime flavours so that I could pour them all over everything? With that idea this vibrant, light, bright and super tasty cilantro lime vinaigrette was born! I kept the vinaigrette nice and simple using plenty of fresh cilantro along with the lime juice, some oil, garlic and some jalapeno for a touch of heat. I don't know if you can bottle magic but you can certainly bottle the magical combination of cilantro and lime!

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

A light and fresh vinaigrette with cilantro and lime.


Servings: 1 cup

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
  • 1 cup loosely packed cilantro
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (~2 limes)
  • 1/2 jalapeno, coarsely chopped (optional)
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
Directions
  1. Puree everything in a food processor until smooth.

Use in:
Chipotle Lime Grilled Shrimp Salad in Cilantro Lime Dressing
Cilantro and Lime Salmon

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12 comments:

Becki's Whole Life said...

This sounds absolutely wonderful. Love cilantro and lime, too. The garlic and jalapeno make it a perfect vinaigrette!

Tieghan said...

Yes, please! I love cilantro lime anything and this dressing sounds awesome!

Anonymous said...

Sounds amazing!
How long will this dressing keep if refrigerated? Very new to cooking so I appreciate the help!

Kevin Lynch said...

Anonymous: I'd try to use it within 5-7 days.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the quick reply! I'll give it a shot!

Terrah said...

Super easy to make. I'm buying a small food processor just so that I can give this a whirl. Also, the flavor combo of lime and cilantro pair well with Asian food.

txgigi said...

I like to pdf recipes so I can put them in folders on my iPAD and use in the kitchen. Why can't your recipes be printed? I want them in categories.

Kevin Lynch said...

txgigi: You can either print this entire page or you can print just the recipe by clicking on the printable recipe link.

nanabuuui said...

Hi Kevin,
Thank you for this wonderful vinaigrette recipe!
What kind of oil did you use? I want to assume it's olive oil, but just asking to make sure. I will be making this soon. Very excited :]] !!

Kevin Lynch said...

nanabuuui: I generally use olive oil. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

This sounds similar to something I do!

Modified from an Epicurious recipe that I came across once, I now freeze ice cube trays full of this pureed sauce/dressing:

Purée 1 1/2 cups of cilantro, 2 tbsp of oil, 1 tbsp of chipotle chiles with some adobo sauce, 1 tbsp of water, 1 tbsp of lime juice, 1/2 tsp cumin, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a blender until smooth.

I use this every time I make guacamole, mango salad, salsa....you get the idea. :)

Kevin Lynch said...

Anonymous: Freezing it for later is a great idea!

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