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Cilantro lime dressing in a bowl with a spoon

Cilantro Lime Dressing

Posted by: Ari Laing

Cilantro lime dressing is a bright, citrusy homemade salad dressing that you'll love for salads, roasted meats, and vegetables! Combine cilantro with fresh lime juice, garlic, Kosher salt, and olive oil, then blend until smooth. Variations for creamy dressings provided! V, GF, DF

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Posted by: Ari Laing
Cilantro lime dressing in a bowl with a spoon
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Cilantro Lime Dressing

Cilantro lime dressing is a bright, citrusy homemade salad dressing that you'll love for salads, roasted meats, and vegetables! Combine cilantro with fresh lime juice, garlic, Kosher salt, and olive oil, then blend until smooth. Variations for creamy dressings provided! V, GF, DF
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer || Salad, Salad Dressing
Cuisine: American, Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword: homemade salad dressing, vegan, vegan salad dressing, vinaigrette
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 125kcal
Author: Ari Laing

Equipment

  • Blender or food processor

Ingredients

  • 2 cups packed cilantro
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice about 2 limes
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ¼ tsp Kosher salt
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  • Remove the cilantro stems. You don't have to go crazy removing every single stem, the small ones are fine. Just discard the thicker, tough stems towards the bottom of the cilantro.
  • Add ingredients to blender. To the bowl of a blender or a food processor, add 2 cups packed cilantro leaves, 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice, 1 clove thinly sliced garlic, ½ tsp Kosher salt, and ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil.
  • Blend well. Turn the blender or food processor on, then blend until very smooth. Serve right away or store in a sealed container in the refrigerator until needed.

Notes

  • To make a creamy: add ½ cup Greek yogurt, sour cream, or 1 whole ripe avocado peeled.
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  • You can use fresh lemon or orange juice in place of lime juice.

Nutrition

Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 150mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 546IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg
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