5 minute cilantro lime vinaigrette recipe | Mexican Salad Dressing

Cilantro Lime Dressing (Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette)

Give your salad a kick with this easy and delicious Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette recipe! This Cilantro Lime Dressing is the perfect Southwest Salad Dressing. Add it to simple mixed greens, wraps, burrito bowls, as a marinade for chicken, and more! Fresh lime juice is the key to this light, flavorful vinaigrette.
Course Salad
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword healthy, pasta salad, salad, skinny, vinaigrette
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 88 kcal
Author Julie Blanner


  • 1/2 bunch cilantro destemmed
  • 2 limes juiced or 1/4 c lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 jalapeño remove seeds
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar {*see substitutions}
  • 8 cracks of salt
  • 3/4 tsp spicy mustard
  • 1/4 c olive oil


  1. In a food processor or blender, combine cilantro, lime juice, jalapeño, garlic, & vinegar. Blend well.
  2. Add salt, mustard & olive oil. Blend.
  3. Toss with mixed greens.

Recipe Notes

If you want to make it creamy, simply add greek yogurt.

Nutrition Facts
Cilantro Lime Dressing (Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 88 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 8mg0%
Potassium 22mg1%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Vitamin A 70IU1%
Vitamin C 8.3mg10%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.