Cilantro lime vinaigrette. Summer is around the corner so today is about bright flavors. I realize most people don’t bother making a homemade salad dressing as it’s just easier to buy from the grocery store, but if you’ve never made your own, you’re missing out. While I’ve had cilantro lime vinaigrette multiple times at my favorite fast casual salad restaurant in Baltimore, Nalley Fresh, I never made it from scratch.
So today I decided to make my own and share with everyone here reading. It’s so easy to make something like this. You might be able to tell just by the one line of directions! But as I said, something fresh makes all the difference. And now that I think about it, I’ve never seen cilantro lime vinaigrette at the grocery store, but maybe I’m just looking in the wrong spot! I’m sure it is, but I’m choosing to believe it doesn’t exist.
If you’re feeling like a fresh summer salad, then I would give this cilantro lime vinaigrette a try. I decided to just use some kale, peppers, mango, corn and fresh avocado and it tasted great. And if you aren’t up for this vinaigrette, you should try out this kale caesar salad. You will not be disappointed. Hope you enjoy!
Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 2 tbsp white vinegar
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp water (if needed to thin out)
- Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth and emulsified. Add water if you need to thin out. Store in refrigerator for 3-4 days.