2013 – Gluten Free Living
Creamy Cilantro-Lime Dressing is the find of the century for me! I LOVED this salad dressing. It was completely different from any salad dressing I’ve made from scratch before, but I absolutely loved this Tex-Mex style dressing–and so did our company when we served it a couple of weeks ago. This dressing uses an entire batch of fresh cilantro, the juice of one lime, Chobani vanilla Greek yogurt, garlic, olive oil, white vinegar and a little honey and salt. The taste is amazing, especially with the salad I hope to feature later today.
The original recipe doesn’t use any sweetener, but because I deviated from the recipe and used an entire batch of cilantro and a whole lime the dressing was a little tart, so I added a little honey to balance out the tartness a little. If you like a really sweet dressing you can add even more than I did.
I loved the ease of this recipe. All I did was wash the cilantro, pat it dry and pull off all the leaves. I tossed that into my blender with the other ingredients, and voila! with the push of a button the mixture was pulsed and pureed in a matter of seconds. It really didn’t take but about 10 minutes to whip up this exceptionally tasty (and healthy) salad dressing.
The flavors were all you’d expect in a Tex-Mex style salad dressing plus you get the benefits of this being a really healthy, low calorie, gluten free, clean recipe, free of MSG, preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, soy and other harmful fillers found in almost all bottled salad dressings these days.
If you’re looking for a spectacular and easy salad dressing to make that’s great on any kind of green salad, consider trying out Creamy Cilantro-Lime Dressing at your earliest convenience. This dressing is so refreshing it will surely be a hit with any salad you make–especially if you have an appetite for southwestern flavors in your food.
It goes especially well with any type of Taco Salad, Mexican Bean Taco Salad, or even Mediterranean Salads when you want a little more oomph or spice to your recipes! Regardless of what type of salad you serve this dressing with you are sure to be very well pleased with the exotic blend of flavors this one offers.
Creamy Cilantro-Lime Dressing was sure a big hit with me and our guests when we served this wonderful salad and dressing a couple of weeks ago.
Here’s what the dressing looks like.
Here’s some of the Creamy Cilantro-Lime Dressing poured over the salad. This refreshing salad dressing is gluten free.
This salad dressing was super easy to make. It took only about ten minutes and it was done!
Here’s what I did.
Wash a full bunch of cilantro. Remove leaves from stems and chop coarsely. Place in blender.
Add Chobani Greek yogurt. I prefer using vanilla.
Add freshly squeezed lime juice.
Add minced garlic.
Add salt, olive oil, and white vinegar.
Add honey. I used 3 tablespoons but you can use more if you like a sweeter dressing.
Blend in a blender until smooth–about 5-10 seconds.
To serve: pour Creamy Cilantro-Lime Dressing into a cruet of some kind and serve over top of your favorite Tex-Mex salad.
Here I’m spooning the dressing over top of Southwestern Chopped Salad. What a wonderful combination of flavors! This recipe makes about a cup and a half of salad dressing.
Here’s the recipe.
CREAMY CILANTRO-LIME DRESSING
(Recipe adapted from the Garden Grazer)
- 1 bunch cilantro, washed, stems removed, bad pieces discarded, and roughly chopped
- ½ cup [url href=”http://www.chobani.com/home/” target=”_blank” title=”chobani greek yogurt”]Chobani[/url] vanilla Greek yogurt
- 2-3 tbsp. honey (or more if desired)
- juice of one fresh lime juice
- 2 large garlic cloves, minced
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 ½ tsp. white vinegar
- ½ tsp. salt
- Puree all ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth.
- Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.
- Serve with [url href=”http://cantstayoutofthekitchen.com/2013/10/03/southwestern-chopped-salad-with-cilantro-dressing/” target=”_blank” title=”southwestern chopped salad with cilantro dressing”]Southwestern Chopped Salad[/url].
- Makes about 1 ½ cups salad dressing.
I loved the refreshing taste of this wonderful salad dressing. It went perfectly with the salad.
Here I’m pouring Creamy Cilantro-Lime Dressing over top of Southwestern Chopped Salad.
Doesn’t this look amazing?
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