Cilantro lime vinaigrette is light and refreshing. The lime adds a brightness and cilantro a flair of flavor!
This tasty dressing comes together in minutes, and is perfect for topping salads or marinating chicken or fish. For more delicious dressings try Homemade Ranch Dressing, Caesar Salad Dressing, and Creamy Pesto Dressing.
Light & Refreshing
I am always in the mood for a tasty salad. They are light, refreshing, and can take on a variety of flavor profiles.
I love to have fresh dressings and vinaigrettes on hand, or at least ingredients needed to whip them up! That way when the craving hits, I’m ready to go.
This dressing is light and delicious. The cilantro and lime pair perfectly for a bright and sweet flavor. Blend this fresh dressing up in minutes and your on your way to salad heaven. Enjoy it as a vinaigrette, or add avocado or Greek yogurt to make it creamy!
COMBINE. Add vinegar, cilantro, sugar, jalapeño, garlic and garlic salt to a blender and process together.
ADD. While processing the ingredients gradually add the oil on a steady stream.
BLEND. Blend to combine.
Storage: Store the vinaigrette in a glass jar in the fridge. It will last for about 5 days. Give it a little shake before pouring over your salad. You can also add a fresh squeeze of lime to brighten it up.
Ways to use it:This vinaigrette pairs well with any bowl of leafy greens. You can also toss it into a summer corn salad.
This cilantro lime vinaigrette dressing is not just for salads—you can or sprinkle it over roasted veggies. You can use it to marinate your chicken or seafood and then grill it. It’s also really yummy as a dressing for pork or chicken tacos.
Dressing Ingredient Tips
Cilantro: Cilantro is one of those ingredients that you either love or hate. If you clicked on the post I’m assuming you’re a lover and you will not be disappointed. Use fresh cilantro and cut off the stems as they tend to affect the texture.
Jalapeños: The recipe states to remove the seeds, but if you like the heat go ahead and add a few.
Make it creamy: If you want to turn this into a creamier cilantro lime vinaigrette dressing, simply add a bit of sour cream or even a couple of avocado slices.
For more dressing recipes, try:
- Lemon Poppyseed Dressing
- Homemade Ranch Dressing
- CIlantro Lime Dressing
- Cafe Rio Cilantro Ranch Dressing
- Caesar Salad Dressing
Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette Recipe
- ⅓ c white wine vinegar
- ½ c fresh cilantro leaves
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and chopped
- 1 tsp garlic minced
- ¾ tsp garlic salt
- 2/3 c olive oil
- Add vinegar, cilantro, sugar, jalapeño, garlic and garlic salt to a blender and process together.
- While processing the ingredients gradually add the oil on a steady stream.
- Blend to combine.