Lime-Cilantro Vinegreta

Another tasty dressing to do with what you will.


  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil, olive oil or a mixture of the two
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest (colored rind only)
  • 1/2 cup packed cilantro, thick lower stems broken off
  • Fresh hot green chile to taste (I like 2 serranos or 1 jalapeno), stemmed and roughly chopped (optional)
  • 1 scant teaspoon salt


Combine all ingredients in a blender jar and blend until smooth.  Taste and add more salt if you think it needs it - keeping in mind that dressings should be highly seasoned.  Pour into a jar, secure the lid and refrigerate until ready to use. Shake well immediately before use.


Rick Bayless