Cilantro Lime Salad Dressing


I created this cilantro-lime dressing after having a delicious grilled chicken salad at TGI Friday's. I was determined to figure out how to make their cilantro-lime dressing, and this is what I came up with. Serve it over a hearty green salad topped with grilled chicken.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
2 cups


  • 1 medium jalapeno pepper, seeded and coarsely chopped

  • 1 clove garlic

  • ¾ teaspoon minced fresh ginger root

  • cup honey

  • ¼ cup lime juice

  • ¼ cup packed cilantro leaves

  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Pulse jalapeño, garlic, and ginger in a food processor until finely chopped. Add honey, lime juice, cilantro, vinegar, and salt; pulse 3 to 4 times to blend. Pour oil in slowly, with the processor running, until dressing is smooth. Taste and season with salt if needed before serving.

    close up view of Cilantro-Lime Dressing in a bottle, next to fresh cilantro
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

87 Calories
7g Fat
6g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 87
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 74mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 2mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 15mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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