Your salads just got a lot tastier! Try my homemade Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette recipe.
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
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.
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.
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. 🙂
- Avocado Oil
- Optional: Jalapeno
How to make my Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette recipe...
- Put all the ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
- Enjoy over a salad or even burrito bowl.
- Store in the fridge!
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...
- Creamy Avocado Lime Dressing
- Greek Yogurt Chipotle Lime Ranch Salad Dressing
- Greek Vinaigrette
- Red Wine Vinegar Salad Dressing
- Lemon Tahini Salad Dressing
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Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette recipe
- ¼ cup avocado oil
- 1 cup cilantro, loosely packed
- 2 limes, juiced
- ½ teaspoon minced garlic
- salt and pepper to taste
- optional: 1 small seeded jalapeno
- Put all the ingredients in a blender or food processer and blend until smooth.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Do you put it in a blender?
Yes! You put it in a blender or food processor to mix it up. Enjoy!
Brian Jones says
The optional chilli in this recipe really makes if for me, that little hit of spice alongside the citrusy dressing is delicious!
My daughter has been bringing salad every day for lunch to school... she'll LOVE this dressing! Thank you!
Corina Blum says
Cilantro is definitely my favourite herb! I love it with limes and this sounds like such a tasty salad dressing.
Beth Neels says
We had this dressing on my mixed greens and corn salad! It was perfect for that! Thanks!
Easy, simple and so much flavor! This is a great recipe and so much healthier than store bought.
Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real says
I know someone who would love this recipe! I'm not a cilantro person so I'm definitely passing it along.
Lisa Ballantyne says
I love a good vinaigrette dressing! Thank you for sharing!