This Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing is begging to be on your next salad! Tangy, creamy, with a hint of heat from jalapeno, it will make your salad sing! Vegan-adaptable!
I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree. ~Joyce Kilmer
This Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing has all the things I love in a dressing- great consistency (it coats leafy greens really well) while adding tanginess, depth, and a tiny kick of blissful heat. You are looking at one of my favorite dressings on the blog.
This is the time of year when lettuce, in all its forms, is in season. Tender greens are the star of farmers’ markets right now… and why not celebrate by making homemade dressings!
This one is so versatile- it can also be used on tacos, burrito bowls, or anything that could use a little kick of flavor.
Ingredients in Cilantro Lime Dressing
- olive oil
- lime juice
- mayo (or substitute vegan mayo)
- salt and pepper
- garlic cloves
- optional: jalapeno
- optional: sugar, agave, maple or honey
- fresh cilantro- feel free to use the tender stems too!
How to make Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing
- Place all ingredients except the cilantro in a blender, and blend until smooth. Feel free to add a tiny splash of water to get the motor going.
- Then add the cilantro, and blend until smooth, scraping down sides as necessary.
- Refrigerate until using!
The Cilantro Lime dressing will keep 4 days in the fridge.
On the homefront:
Our world has been turned completely upside down by a puppy. He is like a tornado that has whipped through our quiet, peaceful, calm life- and yet, what a bundle of love. My heart swells every time I look at him.
Looking back, it was somewhat of a rash decision, and yet the moment I saw him, my heart instantly knew. One can’t really reason with the heart. It knows what it knows, and really that is the end of it. Any muting it, or ignoring it, or covering it up, is a recipe for one big fat mid-life crisis. Or endless nights of waking up at 2 am to its hauntings.
He’s a headstrong yet adorably fluffy, all-white husky, who we named Lumi- which means “snow” in Finnish. My 86-year-old Finnish aunt confirmed that “Lumi”, though feminine sounding, is quite “gender-neutral”.
Lumi loves to eat. He surprisingly likes veggies as much as I do! He also loves to chew on reading glasses and headphones and toes, and fingers- especially when they are typing on a laptop. He thinks it’s a game. 😉
So we are all adjusting… big sigh.
OK- let us know what you think of this dressing! I LOVE it, and hope you do too!
More Salad Dressing Recipes
- Dilly Ranch Dressing
- Mustard Seed Maple Dressing
- Classic Caesar Dressing
- Creamy Avocado Dressing
- Creamy Pesto Dressing
- French Dressing