Margarita Dressing

    5 mins

    If you love lime, you'll love this sweet, tangy, flavorful dressing that's a great alternative to vinegar- or mayo-based dressings. It's a wonderful salad accompaniment for a Mexican (or any) meal!

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    Makes: 8 servings

    • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons honey
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
    • 2 teaspoons dried cilantro
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt

    Prep:5min  ›  Ready in:5min 

    1. Whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, honey, cumin, cilantro, and salt in a small bowl until combined.

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    I wanted a dressing to complete a salad that was being served with a Mexican meal. I threw together romaine, black beans, corn, green onion, tomatoes and crushed corn chips. The dressing was just what I was looking for to complete our meal. If you like lime you'll like this dressing. Its fresh and full of flavor. I will try it again with the addition of grilled chicken and cheese for a main dish. yummy!  -  31 Aug 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Really good! I normally don't use dried cilantro, but I tried it in this and really liked it - sort of how I like fresh basil and dried basil as different herbs altogether. I also thought the sweet-to-sour was right on for this - and the serving size is perfect (I cut the recipe in half). We had this on a spinach and red lettuce salad with red and green peppers and jicama. Nice! Thanks for the recipe!  -  13 May 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I found this recipe at the last minute when I was serving salad and realized I had no dressing (except an old bottle of whatever in the back of the fridge...) I had a few limes that needed to be used and found this to inspire me. It is YUM! My husband loved it and I found myself sticking my finger in the bowl and eating it straight... (yes mom, I know I was brought up better than that - sorry!) If you love lime - you'll love this dressing.  -  02 Sep 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)