Take your salad to the next level with this unique and healthy salad dressing.  This Latin-inspired dressing is smooth with a sweet and zesty finish from the lime, cilantro and honey combination.  Herbs like cilantro and citrus fruits like limes are a great way to cut down on salt and oil in your dressings.  Cilantro and lime adds powerful flavor – plus, limes offer an excellent dose of vitamin C.

I recommend using on top of romaine lettuce with shrimp and your favorite fresh veggies.  It also makes a great marinade for chicken or any type of seafood.  And, it can even be mixed into cooked quinoa and served as a cold salad.



  • 1 lime
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 tbsp honey or agave syrup
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste (about 1 tsp)
  • Sea salt to taste (about ½ tsp)


  1. Zest and juice one lime into a mini food processor
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth
  3. Use immediately or store in refrigerator