Notes and variations
We love this basic, light, refreshing dressing as is, but it’s also super customizable. Here are just a few ideas if you’d like to play around to please your own taste buds:
To add heat, use cayenne pepper or jalapeno.
For a different flavor combo, add cumin, more garlic, or more lime juice.
If you prefer to tone down the tartness, add a little honey/agave.
Avocado also works great!
Recipe yields 3/4 cup dressing
1 cup loosely packed cilantro, stems removed and roughly chopped
1/2 avocado (or 1/2 cup plain dairy-free yogurt)
2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice (about 1/2 lime), more to taste
1-2 garlic cloves
1/4 cup olive oil (can omit or replace with water as needed)
1 1/2 tsp. white wine vinegar
1/8 tsp. salt
Recommended: cumin, honey/agave
Puree all ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth.
Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.