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Tasty Creamy Cilantro Lime Salad Dressing

The following recipe for a creamy cilantro lime salad dressing is simple to make; all you have to do is add the ingredients to your food processor and let everything blend together. This is a common way (as well as a quick one) of making salad dressing recipes. The honey gives this tangy dressing a touch of sweetness and the sour cream makes it really cream, as well as giving it a great tang. The lime, garlic, red wine garlic, and cilantro add flavor and balance out the taste of this creamy cilantro lime salad dressing.

Serve this dressing over a simple noodle and lettuce leaf salad, perhaps adding some bean sprouts and chopped peanuts. This Asian salad dressing is also nice over plain salad leaves or another kind of basic salad recipe. Always use fresh cilantro for this; dried will not work in this recipe. You can use fresh lime juice too, if you want superior results.

This one is ideal if you are making a Mexican, Tex-Mex or Mexican fusion salad, because you have some typical south of the border flavors in there. Throw this dressing together in minutes, then serve it with your favorite salad for a wonderful result. Everyone is sure to enjoy this amazing salad dressing because the flavors are excellent and go together so well.

Creamy Cilantro Lime Salad Dressing with Honey
Summary: Mexican ingredients like cilantro, garlic and lime juice and zest pair with honey, sour cream, vinegar, and oil, to create this well-balanced creamy dressing.
Cuisine: Mexican
Recipe type: Salad Dressing
Serves: 6
Prep time: 
Total time: 
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  1. Blend the honey, sour cream, red wine vinegar, cilantro, garlic, lime juice and lime zest until smooth, in a food processor.
  2. Add the oil in a steady stream, with the food processor motor still running.
  3. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
(Makes 1 ½ Cups)

Photo Description:

Typical South of the border accents are evident in this Mexican inspired salad dressing. This is rich and creamy but still tangy and sweet. The cilantro, garlic and lime add those distinctive Mexican flavors while the oil and vinegar round it out, the sour cream adds creaminess, and a little honey balances out the bite from the lime and vinegar. Try this over anything from mixed baby greens to grilled vegetables, chopped chicken and crunchy veggies, rice, pasta or couscous based salads, or whatever your heart desires to have on your plate.

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hello and welcome to Amazing Salad Recipes. My name is Christine and I'm delighted you are visiting. I started this blog because salad is such an important dish. It can be a side dish or a whole meal, and there are so many type I love to prepare and serve to my family, helping them get all their nutrients as well as having something they can really enjoy.

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