Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Simple Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Summer is officially here in NC.

The temperatures are up, the humidity is here, and we’ve even already had our first tropical storm of the season!

And I don’t know about you, but for me, summer means FRESH foods, LIGHT suppers, and GRILLING!

Last night I grilled a Summer Salad of sorts for Parrish and I

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by following this recipe I stumbled upon on Pinterest. It was super easy to throw together. Parrish was skeptical when I started grilling vegetables,

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but when I described the flavors: grilled yukon golds, red onion, and broccolini, with fresh tomatoes, avocado, and a cilantro lime vinaigrette, he jumped on board!

Grilled potatoes by the way – SUPER delicious. Grilled red onions – SO GOOD!

That vinaigrette…

cilantro lime vinaigrette

finger lickin’ good!

And not just for grilled salad! This vinaigrette would be great on a leafy green salad, kale salad, or even a pasta salad.

Enjoy!

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

gluten free – vegan

You’ll need:

1 1/2 cups packed cilantro

2 cloves garlic

1/4 cup fresh lime juice

1/4 cup orange juice

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

Put all ingredients in a blender. Blend for a good 30 seconds to a minute, until the garlic is emulsified with the liquid. Add a sprinkle of salt and pepper, blend, and then taste. Add more as needed.

Easy! I actually used my smoothie blender to make this dressing Smile