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Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

I have three “beefs” with store bought salad dressing,  I’ve listed them below in order of importance. (My importance, anyway.)

1.  The bottled ranch DOES NOT taste the same as the ranch you get at restaurants.  If I wanted vinegar in my ranch, I would add it.  It turns out, I do not.

2.  They are FILLED with sugar and preservatives.  I hate hidden sugar!

3.  They have a TON of calories.

So why not make your own salad dressing with less calories, sugar and preservatives?  This recipe is super easy.  You basically throw all the ingredients into the blender and go to town.  It also turns out that I do like vinegar in my Vinaigrettes.  🙂

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Ingredients

3 small limes

1 bunch of cilantro

2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

1/4 cup olive oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

Pepper to taste

1 dash cumin

You will need a blender.

1.  First zest, then juice limes into the blender.

2.  Add a handful of the cilantro bunch to the blender.  You can add the stems too, as they actually add more flavor than the leaves.  Add more or less depending on your love for cilantro.

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3.  Add vinegar, salt, and pepper to the blender.

4.  Puree into a nice liquid.

5.  With the blender running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil.

6.  Store in a jar or container in the fridge for about a week.

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What’s your favorite Vinaigrette?  Let us know in the comments section!

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22 thoughts on “Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette
    1. Thank you! Haha! 🙂 The dressing is “creamier” than a regular vinaigrette, because it’s blended. Glad to see another Montanan blogging. 😉

  1. I don’t use vinaigrette, shame on me! This sounds divine 🙂 I’ll have to give it a whirl…

  2. I love Cilantro & Lime, but never thought of a vinaigrette. This is perfect try since warm weather is on the horizon!

  3. I really like cilantro. It’s usually a garnish, but I eat it. =) It’s one of the things that did not do well with my introductory attempt at aquaponics. I heard that vinegar is good for lowering blood glucose, therefore is good for Diabetics. What is your favorite thing to eat with this dressing?

    1. I’ve heard there are a lot of benefits to eating vinegar, but I haven’t heard that one. Great to learn something every day! I like to add this to just a regular salad. The salad pictured has orange peppers, which pair really well with the cilantro vinaigrette. 🙂

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