Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Cilantro-Lime Honey Salad Dressing

Do you love cilantro?  Then this salad dressing is for you!

We're huge cilantro fans over here at the Sweet Pea home, and recently I found out that a very special person in G's life is a cilantro-lover too...his Kindergarten teacher. So in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, I share this recipe created for G's teacher.

You will love this cilantro dressing on your salad, but we had it with dinner the other night and all of us started dipping our grilled chicken and other things in it too.  Enjoy!

Cilantro-Lime Honey Salad Dressing
(makes about 1/2 cup dressing, but can easily be doubled)

1/2 cup (packed) fresh cilantro (feel free to use the stems, just cut off the very bottoms)
2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice (about 1 medium lime)
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 cup canola or olive oil

In a food processor or blender, add the cilantro, garlic, lime juice, apple cider vinegar, honey, salt, pepper and ground cumin.

Process until roughly chopped.  Scrape the sides

With the food processor or blender running, add the oil.  Scrape the sides again and process until nearly smooth.

Serve with greens or however you choose to enjoy it!

Life is sweet,


Gina; The Candid RD said...

Sounds amazing. I am pretty sure cilantro is the one herb we forgot to plant this year. Oops. We have mint, parsley, basil and rosemary, but no cilantro!! I wonder if it's too late??

Any recipe for an avocado dressing?

Maggie Moore said...

We tried out this dressing out last night and it was amazing. Thank you!