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Cilantro-Lime Dressing
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

This Homemade Cilantro-Lime Dressing only requires a handful of ingredients, but renders incredible flavor and will take any salad or grilled meat up several levels!

Course: Dressing
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cilantro Lime Dressing, Homemade Cilantro Lime Dressing
Servings: 11 (1 1/3 cups)
Calories: 79 kcal
  • 1 jalapeño pepper , seeds removed, roughly chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup packed cilantro
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  1. Place jalapeño, garlic clove, and ginger in the bowl of a food processor; pulse until finely chopped. Pour in the lime juice, honey, balsamic, salt, pepper, and cilantro leaves; pulse until well blended.

  2. Leave the food processor running and slowly pour in the olive oil until incorporated.

  3. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary.

  4. Use on leafy or bean salads or as a marinade for grilled chicken or beef.

  5. Leftovers can be stored (sealed) in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Nutrition Facts
Cilantro-Lime Dressing
Amount Per Serving (2 tablespoons)
Calories 79 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 107mg4%
Potassium 22mg1%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 70IU1%
Vitamin C 5.1mg6%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.