Jalapeno Lime Vinaigrette

 In Dairy Free, Dressing, Gluten Free, Mexican, Paleo, Spicy, Summer, Under 30 Minutes, Vegetarian

Most vinaigrettes will have you combine one part acid with two parts oil and then flavor as you’d like. Oil and vinegar can be great but this combo can also produce a really bitter dressing, especially if you’re using a strongly flavored olive oil.

My secret fix to this is honey! And from there you can go wild. I decided to blend a jalapeno into this dressing as well as some cumin, making this the perfect dressing to top a taco salad or any southwest themed dishes.

But the big thing with making vinaigrettes is you have to taste and adjust. My perfect vinaigrette might not be yours and learning to taste what’s missing will make you a better cook than any cookbook, youtube channel or food network show out there. So how do you accomplish this? Check out Managing Your Flavor Profiles. But the biggest thing that will help you is doing it several times yourself, even if it doesn’t come out the first time. So give this puppy a try and comment with any vinaigrette questions!

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Jalapeno Lime Vinaigrette

Difficulty: Easy

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 0 min

Ingredients:

  • 1 Jalapeno
  • ½ Head Cilantro
  • 1 Lime
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons Honey
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • ¾ Cup Grapeseed Oil

Directions:

Chop up the jalapeno and remove the seeds and membranes if you want it less hot.

Twist the stems off the cilantro leaves and add the leaves to the blender with the jalapeno.

Add the remaining ingredients except for the oil, adding salt and pepper to taste.

Turn the blender on and slowly add the oil in a steady stream until emulsified. Taste with a piece of lettuce or a vegetable and adjust with more acid, sweetener, oil or spices as needed. Enjoy!

 Here is a list of the tools you’ll need to complete this recipe. If you don’t have these already, you can click on the photo and purchase it on Amazon.

  • Chefs Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Liquid Measurer
  • Blender

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Recipe:

Jalapeno Lime Vinaigrette

Difficulty: Easy

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 0 min

Ingredients:

  • 1 Jalapeno
  • ½ Head Cilantro
  • 1 Lime
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons Honey
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • ¾ Cup Grapeseed Oil

Directions:

Chop up the jalapeno and remove the seeds and membranes if you want it less hot.

Twist the stems off the cilantro leaves and add the leaves to the blender with the jalapeno.

Add the remaining ingredients except for the oil, adding salt and pepper to taste.

Turn the blender on and slowly add the oil in a steady stream until emulsified. Taste with a piece of lettuce or a vegetable and adjust with more acid, sweetener, oil or spices as needed. Enjoy!

Tools You'll Need

 Here is a list of the tools you’ll need to complete this recipe. If you don’t have these already, you can click on the photo and purchase it on Amazon.

  • Chefs Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Liquid Measurer
  • Blender

We keep Cleaver Cooking in business through affiliate links that you see here and we get a small percentage when you purchase an item through our links.
We do our best to recommend quality products but please note that not all products have been tested and we can’t guarantee your satisfaction.
If you already own similar items feel free to use those tools instead.

Tools to help you get the job done!
For a full list click on Tools You’ll Need at the top of the recipe card.

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Jalapeno Lime Vinaigrette 4 Servings Servings 1 Jalapeno ½ Head Cilantro 1 Lime 1-2 Tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar 1 ½ Tablespoons Honey 1 teaspoon Cumin ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder Salt Pepper ¾ Cup Grapeseed Oil
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