Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

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Oooooooh, I’ve got a zesty one for you today! A very zesty, very healthy, very refreshing salad dressing that will probably make you want to drink a Corona and sit by the pool. Isn’t funny how tastes and smells prompt your activity cravings?

Eggnog and chocolate peppermint, no matter what time of year, put my brain into sit-in-front-of-the-fireplace mode. Cilantro and lime have me wanting to wear a bathing suit on a snowy day (ah, who am I kidding? I don’t even like to wear a bathing suit on a hot day).

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This tasty dressing has just a hint of fresh coconut and it’s bound to liven up your salad. You know what else, though? It works really well as a marinade for fish and shrimp. It’s such a perfect refresher for a hot summer’s day. See how wonderfully it pairs with my Chocolate Chipotle Seared Salmon Salad. 🙂

… unless you’re Napoleon Dynamite and you spent last summer hunting wolverines in Alaska…

Hey Napoleon, what did you do last summer again?

I told you!  I spent it with my uncle in Alaska hunting wolverines.

Did you shoot any?

Yes, like 50 of ’em!  They kept trying to attack my cousins, what the heck would you do in a situation like that?

What kind of gun did you use?

A freakin’ 12-gauge, what do you think?

IMG_7341Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 3 Tbsp. Fresh Chopped Cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Frozen Unsweetened Coconut Flakes (thawed)
  • 1/2 Clove Fresh Garlic, Minced
  • Pinch of Sea Salt

In a blender or food processor, mix together all ingredients until thoroughly blended.

Use immediately or store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to a month. Shake well before using (the oil and vinegar will separate as the dressing sits). 

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Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette
 
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A refreshingly zesty, healthy salad dressing that can also be used for a marinade.
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Recipe type: Sides & Sauces
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette
  • ¼ Cup Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 3 Tbsp. Fresh Chopped Cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Frozen Unsweetened Coconut Flakes (thawed)
  • ½ Clove Fresh Garlic, Minced
  • Pinch of Sea Salt
  • In a blender or food processor, mix together all ingredients until thoroughly blended.
  • Use immediately or store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to a month. Shake well before using (the oil and vinegar will separate as the dressing sits).
Instructions
  1. In a blender or food processor, mix together all ingredients until thoroughly blended.
  2. Use immediately or store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to a month. Shake well before using (the oil and vinegar will separate as the dressing sits).

 

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3 Responses to “Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette”

  1. May 8, 2013 at 10:41 am #

    Now that’s a vinaigrette I hadn’t tried yet. Love the idea of coconut flakes as an addition, it must be so flavorful and refreshing. Thank you for sharing your recipe. =)

  2. May 8, 2013 at 1:26 pm #

    This sound delicious. I may have to try this this weekend and use on top of some broiled or grilled shrimp. Thanks!
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  3. sylver
    May 8, 2013 at 4:48 pm #

    Num num… This will be great with salmon on the grill!

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