Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing

It is officially Spring, at least according to my calender. The hail and ice that fell over the past 2 days makes it feel more like Winter! Spring means something different to everyone.  To me, it means Green {and allergies, and thunderstorms, tornadoes}. The green grass, deciduous trees, and leafy herbs start popping up all over. What do you do with all of those leafy herbs? You use them silly…..

Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing and Dipping Sauce | cookingwithcurls.com

You grab a bunch of fresh cilantro and turn it into this delicious, and versatile Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing and Dipping Sauce. This is the same dressing that I have used in the past on my Southwest Chicken Salad for Summer…..

Southwest Chicken Salad w Cilantro Lime Dressing  cookingwithcurls.com

{yes, I forgot the mayo in that batch, and it was still delicious} and as a dipping sauce for Alaskan Seafood Crab Legs {recipe coming soon}…..

Creamy Cilantro Lime Dipping Sauce for seafood  cookingwithcurls.com

and it couldn’t be easier to make! Place the cilantro, lime juice, garlic, mayonnaise, olive oil, vinegar and honey in the bowl of a food processor…..

Cilantro Lime Dressing process cookingwithcurls.com

and pulse to combine…..

Cilantro Lime Dressing pureed cookingwithcurls.com

See how simple that was? Tangy, bright and fresh flavors that remind me of Spring…..even when it looks like this outside…..

Icy Tree March 23 2015  cookingwithcurls.com

I do have to admit, it is pretty cool to look at especially on the fence…..

Icy Fence march 23 2015  cookingwithcurls.com

Now that is something that you do not see everyday…..thankfully!!

So let’s just curl up inside with a hot drink, dream about warmer weather, and make a batch of Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing to remind us of the green days ahead…..eventually. 😉

Creamy Cilantro Lime Dipping Sauce and Dressing | cookingwithcurls.com

What are you looking forward to this Spring?

Enjoy!!

Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing

Serves 6
Prep time 15 minutes
Meal type Condiment
This versatile Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing is perfect on salads, and as a dipping sauce for seafood.

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, stems removed
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 Cloves fresh garlic
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Directions

Place all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor, or in a blender.
Puree until smooth.
Taste and adjust as necessary.
Pour into a covered container and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Store leftover dressing in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

This recipe will be partying at these link parties!

 

 

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