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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2013


Recipe Summary

15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 1.9g 1% DV; dietary fiber 0.2g 1% DV; sugars 0.7g; fat 11.3g 17% DV; saturated fat 0.8g 4% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 129.9IU 3% DV; vitamin c 5.9mg 10% DV; folate 2.6mcg 1% DV; calcium 5.5mg 1% DV; iron 0.1mg 1% DV; magnesium 1.8mg 1% DV; potassium 28.4mg 1% DV; sodium 234mg 9% DV; thiaminmg 1% DV.

Reviews (3)

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3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
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  • 2 star values: 1
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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: 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
Rating: 2 stars
Omit the salt altogether. The garlic/jalapeno is enough. Very fresh tasting though. Read More