This lime-cilantro vinaigrette recipe has South American flair with the addition of jalapeño, lime juice and cumin. Serve this cilantro salad dressing recipe on a green salad or as a dipping sauce for grilled meat, seafood or veggies. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2013

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  • Place cilantro, oil, lime, garlic, jalapeno, cumin, sugar and salt in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Or blend in a large glass measuring cup or wide jar with an immersion blender.



Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

106 calories; 11.3 g total fat; 0.8 g saturated fat; 234 mg sodium. 28 mg potassium; 1.9 g carbohydrates; 0.2 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 0.2 g protein; 130 IU vitamin a iu; 6 mg vitamin c; 3 mcg folate; 6 mg calcium; 2 mg magnesium;

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Rating: 5 stars
I make this almost every week. It's my absolute favorite dressing to make. I love it! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
Omit the salt altogether. The garlic/jalapeno is enough. Very fresh tasting though. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
this was quite easy to make and the entire family loved it. it was extremely fresh tasting and the spicy snuck up on you with a great bite:-) I even made it with hatch chiles during season and that worked quite well Read More