Thursday, July 8, 2010

Honey Lime Cilantro Dressing

It's been 100+ degrees here in Bawlmer this week and nothing sounds better on a hot day than a crisp, crunchy salad for lunch.  I love me some salad.  Love.

Since Ryan and I are in a major margarita phase, there are fresh limes, lime juice concentrate, and limeade abounding from the depths of our fridge.  What better way to make use of them than to of course, make margarita's... and to make lime salad dressings!

I modified a recent post (Avo Citrus Cilantro) for a quicker, easier variety: Honey Lime Cilantro Dressing.

You'll need:

1 Lime, freshly squeezed (or 4 tablespoons lime concentrate & 4 tablespoons water)
1/2 bunch Cilantro (1 cup packed, roughly)
2 Cloves Garlic, peeled
1/3 cup Olive Oil (the nice kind, none of the cheap stuff in here, please)
1 tsp brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey (I used raspberry honey and it was delish!)
Salt and Pepper

Start by putting the garlic and olive oil in your food processor.  Once the garlic is nice and minced, add the cilantro and lime juice.  Let the mixture blend for a good minute or two, allowing the cilantro and garlic to be fully blended.  Once the ingredients are smooth, add the sugar and honey, then blend together for another minute, adding a dash of salt and fresh ground pepper to your tastes.

This dressing works great with a green salad topped with fresh grapefruit slivers, black beans, cherry tomatoes and Parmesan cheese. 

Bon appetite.


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