Spicy Cilantro Vinaigrette


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.

Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
1 /4 cups


  • 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


  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 Facts (per serving)

106 Calories
11g Fat
2g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 106
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 0g 0%
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Vitamin A 130IU 3%
Vitamin C 6mg 7%
Folate 3mcg 1%
Sodium 234mg 10%
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Magnesium 2mg 0%
Potassium 28mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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