Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

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5 from 1 vote
Prep: 2 minutes
Total: 2 minutes
Cilantro Lime Vinaingrette - This flavorful Mexican inspired salad dressing recipe is bright and flavorful

This Cilantro Lime vinaigrette is an easy Tex-Mex inspired salad dressing recipe that can be made in under 2 minutes.

Cilantro Lime Vinaingrette - This flavorful Mexican inspired salad dressing recipe is bright and flavorful

My family loves anything Mexican inspired.  Whether it’s enchiladas (these are our favorite) or Mexican Street Corn (check out my salad version here), we love the bold flavors.

A while back we were eating at our favorite Mexican restaurant and I ordered a salad.  It came with an incredible Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette dressing.

I loved the brightness from the lime and the bite of the garlic.  It added such great flavor to my salad.

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Cilantro Lime Vinaingrette - This flavorful Mexican inspired salad dressing recipe is bright and flavorful

I immediately knew I had to recreate this recipe at home.  As usual, I pulled out my trusty notebook (I always carry one with me for situations like these) and started jotting down what I thought was in the vinaigrette.  I even asked to have my remaining dressing wrapped so I could take it home and use it for comparison.

As soon as I got home, I got to work.  I typically have the basic ingredients on hand — cilantro, limes and garlic — so I didn’t even need to stop at the grocery store.

After a few tries, I believe I came up with a  pretty close match to the restaurant version.  It was bright and bold and just perfect!

I can see myself using it on green salads, pastas and even as a meat marinade!

This Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette recipe is definitely a keeper!  I will be making lots of this stuff in the future.

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Cilantro Lime Vinaingrette - This flavorful Mexican inspired salad dressing recipe is bright and flavorful
5 from 1 vote

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Prep: 2 minutes
Total: 2 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice, about 2 limes
  • 1 clove garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon agave
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro

Instructions

  • Place all of the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor.
  • Pulse until all ingredients are combined and dressing is smooth.
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Course: Sauces, Seasonings, Dressings

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