Spicy Cilantro Vinaigrette

Spicy Cilantro Vinaigrette

3 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2013

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.

Ingredients 10 servings

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  • 1 cup cilantro
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • 2 small cloves garlic
  • 1 medium jalapeño pepper, halved and seeded
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt


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  1. 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 information

  • Serving size: 2 tablespoons
  • Per serving: 106 calories; 11 g fat(1 g sat); 0 g fiber; 2 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 3 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 130 IU vitamin A; 6 mg vitamin C; 6 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 234 mg sodium; 28 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: 2 fat

Reviews 3

May 30, 2019
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By: reilley
I make this almost every week. It's my absolute favorite dressing to make. I love it!
December 17, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Omit the salt altogether. The garlic/jalapeno is enough. Very fresh tasting though.
September 15, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
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
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