Lime Salad Dressing Recipe: Simple, Tasty, and Versatile
Summer may be over but this lime salad dressing recipe is one you will make throughout the year. Not only is it EASY and FAST to make, you can use this tasty, tangy dressing over a mexican salad, drizzle it on sliced avocado and tomatoes, top a fruit salad, toss it with steamed vegetables, spark up a corn salad, spoon some on grilled salmon, or add it to pasta salad.
The best part is that, unlike most bottled, store-bought dressings, my recipe is low calorie, low-carb, and low sodium. Plus, by changing one ingredient, it becomes vegan and vegetarian! How's that for a do-it-all better, brighter, easier dressing that takes less than 5 minutes to prepare? Here is the ingredient list with written instructions, but you can also SEE me make this dressing in my video How To Make Lime Salad Dressing.
1/2 cup lime juice (about 5 limes)
3 Tbsp. orange juice
2 Tbsp. honey (use agave to make it vegan/vegetarian)
3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1/4 tsp. dill (OR add finely chopped cilantro to taste)
1/8 tsp. fresh cracked pepper (if you like hot 'n spicy, substitute red chili pepper flakes)
1/8 tsp. sea salt (or make it NO-Sodium by eliminating the salt)
Zest of one lime (only add the zest if the limes are organic)
Sesame seeds - optional, add after you dress the food so they maintain their crunch
1. Juice the limes. I prefer an electric juicer (vs. a handheld squeezer or reamer), the electric ones make quick work of extracting as much juice as possible and are easy on the wrists. These are also great for making fresh-squeezed orange juice or lemonade. Mine is similar to the model shown below.
2. Add the rest of the measured ingredients to the lime juice and whisk together.
3. Re-whisk just before serving. Store in an airtight bottle in the refrigerator up to five days.
This recipe will make about one cup of dressing. While it doesn't seem like a lot, this is a very flavorful salad dressing and a little goes a long way. Enjoy!
BONUS: If you buy limes by the bag, then check out It's Lime Time: 10 Easy Ways To Use a Lime. These little green fruit are great for so many uses you'll always want to keep some in your kitchen.
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