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Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

1 February 2022 | Last Updated: 2 February 2022 By Aleksandra

Cilantro lime vinaigrette is a delicious and aromatic vinaigrette made with fresh cilantro and lime juice. It’s tangy, refreshing, just slightly sweet, and will go with many salads such as this chicken fajita salad or southwest chicken salad.

Cilantro lime vinaigrette in a jar. Limes and cilantro in the background.

Ingredients

Here’s what you need to make this delicious cilantro lime vinaigrette:

  • fresh cilantro – finely chopped
  • olive oil
  • lime juice – must be freshly squeezed
  • honey (maple syrup can also be used but I think honey is better)
  • fresh garlic – pressed through garlic press
  • Dijon mustard
  • dried coriander

You could use a small piece of deseeded Jalapeno instead of garlic and mustard.

If you’d like your dressing creamy, you could make this avocado cilantro lime dressing which is very similar to this recipe but it’s creamy thanks to avocado and yogurt.

Labeled ingredients for cilantro lime vinaigrette.

How to make it

It couldn’t be simpler:

  • Add all the ingredients into a mason jar.
  • Close the lid and shake for 1 minute until well combined.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Adjust the sweet-sour ratio when necessary – lime juice can vary in acidity that depends on how ripe a lime is – add more honey if it’s too sweet and add more lime juice if it’s not sour enough.

Enjoy!

Shake it before serving.

You could also make this dressing in a food processor.

Storage

You can keep this vinaigrette closed in the fridge for up to 2-3 days but it tastes best freshly prepared.

Cilantro lime vinaigrette in a jar and on a spoon. Cilantro and limes in the background.

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Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Cilantro lime vinaigrette is a delicious and aromatic vinaigrette made with fresh cilantro and lime juice. It’s tangy, refreshing, just slightly sweet, and will go with many salads.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 0.75 cup
Calories 953kcal
Author Aleksandra

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • small bunch of cilantro 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 small cloves garlic pressed through garlic press
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried coriander
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients into a mason jar, close the lid and shake for 1 minute until well combined.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper. Adjust the sweet-sour ratio when necessary (add more honey if it’s too sweet and add more lime juice if it’s not sour enough).
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • You could also make this dressing in a food processor.
  • Shake the dressing before serving.
  • If you’d like your dressing creamy, you could make this avocado cilantro lime dressing which is very similar to this recipe but it’s creamy thanks to avocado and yogurt.
  • You can keep this vinaigrette closed in the fridge for up to 2-3 days but it tastes best freshly prepared.
  • Calories = whole recipe (it will be enough for 4 large salads). This is only an estimate!
Course dressing
Cuisine American
Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
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