Thursday, April 1, 2010

Tangy Cilantro Salad Dressing

Why buy dressing at the store when you can make one at home with no weird additives. Yes I understand the convenience of salad dressings at the store, but if you can find the time just make it yourself. You will find them to be delicious and the greatest part is you can add whatever you want. You get to construct the flavors and calorie content. Here is a great recipe that not only goes well on greens but on beans and corn or even used as a dipping sauce!

You will need:
1/2 a bunch of cilantro (chopped, stems and all)
2 cloves of garlic
1/2 lime, juiced
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 t. salt
1 t. pepper
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Directions: Place all ingredients in a food processor, blender or other blending device and puree till smooth. With blender on low, slowly add olive oil until completely combined and shiny. This method emulsifies the oil into the dressing making it not separate. If you are using a closed top device you may add the olive oil all at once, then blend together. You just will have to shake it before serving. Keeps for about 2 weeks in refrigerator and makes about a cup.

Modifications: If you are trying to cut back on your sodium you may completely omit the salt. You will still have a delicious dressing!

1 comment:

  1. Alter the vinegar as much as you like. I just love the cleansing and revitalizing properties of apple cider vinegar. Not to mention it's tangy flavor!