Cilantro Lime Honey Dressing

by Suzanne on June 9, 2012

in Savory, Soup & Salad, Tidbits & Miscellaneous

My friend Maria is a great cook and she made this dressing that I’m sharing with you. She first shared it with us on The Mother Huddle but I hadn’t tried it until recently and I thought my readers might love this recipe as much as I did. If you like heat then just leave in the seeds and veins in the jalapeno or take it our if you don’t. I really liked the smokiness from cumin and the fresh taste of lime and cilantro followed by the sweetness from the honey. I know you will love this recipe if you like those flavors so give it a try and come back to see what I’ve made with it.

Cilantro Lime Honey Dressing

1 jalapeno, chopped and seeded if you donโ€™t want it spicy
2 cloves garlic, chopped or crushed
1/4 cup fresh lime juice,1 or 2 large limes depending on how juicy they are
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
1/3 cup honey
1/4 tsp cumin
1 handful cilantro leaves, about a 1/4 cupโ€ฆtry not to use the stems it will make it taste soapy
Salt to taste, about 1/2 tsp
1/2 cup canola or olive oil

Step 1: Place all ingredients except cilantro and oil in blender, pulse until well blended, add cilantro and pulse a few more times
Step 2: With blender on, slowly pour in oil until mixture maintains a dressing like consistency. (If using a food processor, start by pulsing the jalapeno and garlic before adding liquid.) Makes about 1 cup.
Serve: or over a salad, use as a marinade for chicken or come back for my next post and I’ll show you what I made with it.

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1 Lisa (AuthenticSuburbanGourmet) June 9, 2012 at 9:35 pm

What a wonderful combinations of flavors!! I bet this would be wonderful on a salad or over grilled chicken. Just perfect. Pinning now. Have a great rest of the weekend.

2 Suzanne June 9, 2012 at 10:45 pm

Thank you Lisa, your are right about grilled chicken, hope your weekend is wonderful.

3 Laura (Tutti Dolci) June 9, 2012 at 10:05 pm

This dressing sounds so delicious, Suzanne! I love everything in it. Hope you’re having a great weekend!

4 Suzanne June 9, 2012 at 10:45 pm

Thanks Laura, it’s a yummy one. Hope your weekend is great too.

5 Jen Laceda @ Tartine and Apron Strings June 9, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Yum, this must be good in everything – salad, meat, poultry, fish, shellfish…you name it! Welcome back to blogland, heehee!

6 Suzanne June 9, 2012 at 10:43 pm

thank you Jen, nice to be back ๐Ÿ™‚

7 Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef June 10, 2012 at 7:15 am

I love all these flavors and look forward to drizzling it over lots of things. It sounds delicious.

8 Suzanne June 11, 2012 at 1:45 am

Thank you Maureen, I think you will love it.

9 Sandra's Easy Cooking June 10, 2012 at 5:19 pm

This really looks and sounds tasty! We can use it on many things…great recipe and post S…thanks Maria!

10 Suzanne June 11, 2012 at 1:45 am

Thank you Sandra and I will have to give Maria the message ๐Ÿ™‚

11 Magic of Spice June 10, 2012 at 5:42 pm

What beautiful flavors for a dressing…delicious!

12 Suzanne June 11, 2012 at 1:44 am

Thanks Alisha ๐Ÿ™‚

13 Terra June 10, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Hubby and I want to start making our own dressings, this would be wonderful! I love fresh dressings, and adore cilantro:-) Yum, Hugs, Terra

14 Suzanne June 11, 2012 at 1:44 am

Thanks Terra, I like to make my own dressing they are really so much better for you too.

15 Baker Street June 11, 2012 at 2:26 am

I always prefer homemade dressings to store bought ones. This ones sounds delightful, Suzanne! Thanks for sharing.

16 Nami | Just One Cookbook June 11, 2012 at 3:17 am

I would love to try this one. I use cilantro in my cooking once in a while, but always get some leftover. I have to reduce the jalapeno amount but I think it’ll still work out (right?). I agree, cumin in this dressing sounds wonderful!

17 Suzanne June 11, 2012 at 11:52 am

Nami I didn’t taste any heat from mine and I used half the seeds so you could probably get away with it. Next time I will use all the whole jalapeno seeds and all.

18 Choc Chip Uru June 11, 2012 at 5:22 am

This dressing makes me actually want to devours plates and plates of salad ๐Ÿ˜€
Love it!


19 Suzanne June 11, 2012 at 11:50 am

thanks then you better go buy you some lettuce girl ๐Ÿ™‚

20 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts June 11, 2012 at 8:28 am

YES!! Will be trying this soon, love the flavors!

21 Patty June 11, 2012 at 8:48 am

This is my kind of salad dressing, I just love these flavors and the pretty green color. A wonderful addition to the salad dressing repertoire, that’s for sure!

22 Suzanne June 11, 2012 at 11:52 am

thanks Patty ๐Ÿ™‚

23 Jessica@AKitchenAddiction June 11, 2012 at 11:31 am

I want this on my salad for lunch!!

24 Suzanne June 11, 2012 at 11:52 am

I hear ya Jessica me too!

25 Rowena @ Apron and Sneakers June 11, 2012 at 6:26 pm

This is another dressing to keep a tab on. So green and fresh. Thanks for sharing Suzanne!

26 Suzanne June 11, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Thanks Row ๐Ÿ™‚

27 Krista Yates June 12, 2012 at 1:10 pm

I can’t wait to try this one! I love cilantro!

28 Suzanne June 13, 2012 at 11:40 am

Thanks Kris hope you and the family enjoy them. Glad to see a comment from you hope all is well.

29 Priscilla@ShesCookin June 12, 2012 at 4:18 pm

The SoCal girl in you is coming out! Love all the flavors in this dressing – and there is no sodium, so hubs can eat it too ๐Ÿ™‚

30 Roxana GreenGirl { A little bit of everything} June 17, 2012 at 1:49 pm

i’m not really a salad dressing kinda girl, prefer it plain, but the little heat would definitely get me to give it a try. Lovely color as well

31 Anna R. August 2, 2012 at 6:58 pm

I made this dressing and it was absolutely disgusting. So overwhelmingly sweet that no other taste really registered.

32 Suzanne August 2, 2012 at 7:23 pm


I find that each person has different tastes and what one person doesn’t like another loves. It’s also interesting to me that people will write something quite harsh but had you been telling me to my face I believe you wouldn’t have chosen to be so rude about it.

Thanks for your honest opinion, but please remember there are real people behind the blog and recipes.

33 Tamra August 10, 2014 at 5:24 pm

Loved it! I used it in two ways, first I marinade chicken breast over night in some of the dressing, grilled the chicken the next night and added it to our salad for dinner. Used more dressing on the salad with some grilled sweet peppers and corn, grape tomatoes, avacodo on chopped romaine lettuce and it was a hit! Thank you! Oh, I used 1 large jalapeรฑo, seeds included, and didn’t find it overly spicy at all. Even my teenage son had a second helping!

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