Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

My CSA box was full of veggie goodness perfect for a salad. Using leftovers from taco night and spicy sweet potato cubes, I had the perfect fixins for a Southwestern salad. The best dressing accompaniment was this Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette. Enjoy!

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Southwestern Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette
Southwestern Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

  • 1 TBSP red bell pepper, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3/4 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  •  2 TBSP honey
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 cup packed cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil


Place the pepper, garlic clove, and ginger into a food processor or blender; pulse until the jalapeno and garlic are finely chopped. Pour in the lime juice, honey, balsamic vinegar, and salt, add the cilantro leaves; pulse a few times to blend. Turn the food processor or blender on, and slowly drizzle in the olive oil until incorporated into the dressing. Season to taste with salt before serving.


14 thoughts on “Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

  1. I’m so lazy when I make dressing, I never get the blender out but this looks good. I love lime and cilantro and have had it the last two nights on my chicken. Btw this dressing would be good on some chicken too…

    1. Oh yeah, I agree this would be excellent on chicken. If you don’t want to get out the blender, that’s fine, it’s only to emulsify the oil into the vinegar. Just put it in a mason jar or a carafe with a top so you can shake it before you serve it.

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