Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

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Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Your salads just got a lot tastier!  Try my homemade Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette recipe.

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette recipe

Hi guys!

I love a good, super flavorful homemade salad dressing.  It makes salads taste so much better in my opinion and it often can be a bit healthier.  In fact, I have so many healthy salad dressing recipes on this site, I’ve been thinking about doing a post to put them all in one place!  Would you guys like that?

When I’m in a rush, I like to do this simple way to dress a salad <— video, but when I  have a little more time I love to create a nice homemade dressing for the week like this Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette recipe.  It really only takes a few minutes to make and it uses just a few simple ingredients.  The result is a healthy, homemade dressing that makes any dish taste amazing!

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette recipe

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette Recipe

This salad dressing gets its flavor from avocado oil, cilantro and lots of lime.  I have a Creamy Avocado Cilantro Lime dressing on Running in a Skirt BUT this one is totally different.  It’s light and perfect for summer.  It would taste lovely on a taco salad or any Mexican or Southwest flavored bowl.  It would work equally well on a traditional green-based salad, a grain bowl or even a seafood salad!

You could even liven up a burrito bowl with this goodness.

Close up of the homemade salad dressing

My Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette recipe comes together in no time in a blender or food processor.  I made mine in my Ninja with the food processor attachment.  I LOVE this thing.—> Get it here! (Amazon affiliate link)

You have the option to make it spicier with added jalapeno.  If you don’t like spice just leave it out.  If you do… you can add part of seeded jalapeno OR if you love spice leave in the seeds.  It’s totally up to you.

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette recipe


Ingredients in this Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette recipe

A lot of salad dressings are too complicated with TOO many ingredients.  This is NOT one of those. 🙂



How to make my Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette recipe…

  1. Put all the ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Enjoy over a salad or even burrito bowl.
  3. Store in the fridge!


Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette recipe

This Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette recipe is so tasty!  As always, I’d love it if you’d make it and let me know what you think. 🙂



Also try these healthy, homemade dressings…


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Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette recipe

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette recipe

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette recipe

This healthy and light Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette recipe is perfect for any Mexican or Southwest flavored salads.
Prep Time 8 mins
Total Time 8 mins
Course Salad, Salad Dressing
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 16
Calories 33 kcal


  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • 1 cup cilantro, loosely packed
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • optional: 1 small seeded jalapeno


Calories: 33kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 14mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 72IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 3mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette recipe
Tried this recipe?Mention @Julie_Wunder or tag #RunninginaSkirt!

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette recipe

By | 2020-05-28T22:24:27-04:00 August 14th, 2019|All Vegetarian, Food, Lunch, Salads|8 Comments


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  2. Brian Jones September 16, 2019 at 2:49 am - Reply

    5 stars
    The optional chilli in this recipe really makes if for me, that little hit of spice alongside the citrusy dressing is delicious!

  3. Susan September 12, 2019 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    My daughter has been bringing salad every day for lunch to school… she’ll LOVE this dressing! Thank you!

  4. Corina Blum September 12, 2019 at 6:48 am - Reply

    5 stars
    Cilantro is definitely my favourite herb! I love it with limes and this sounds like such a tasty salad dressing.

  5. Beth Neels September 11, 2019 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    We had this dressing on my mixed greens and corn salad! It was perfect for that! Thanks!

  6. Michelle September 11, 2019 at 11:21 am - Reply

    5 stars
    Easy, simple and so much flavor! This is a great recipe and so much healthier than store bought.

  7. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real August 14, 2019 at 10:05 am - Reply

    I know someone who would love this recipe! I’m not a cilantro person so I’m definitely passing it along.

  8. Lisa Ballantyne August 14, 2019 at 9:12 am - Reply

    5 stars
    I love a good vinaigrette dressing! Thank you for sharing!

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