I often say how much I love cilantro, and I really do. Luckily for me, Joel seems to really like it, too. It’s a very strong flavored herb. I find people either love it or hate it with no in between. It’s not one of those herbs I would casually throw into food for a dinner party, because a lot of people really don’t like it…even if others really do love it. I like to err on the side of safety. If I really want to use it, I will ask my guests prior to the dinner party whether or not they like it. This is a pretty awesome dressing used on salads and fish, and it is especially interesting in a Mexican style salad! Very tasty and refreshing salad dressing. I posted the Green Goddess dressing the other day and this is a good alternative to that. I made this dressing for Cinco de Mayo and may I say that Joel loved it so much, he poured it on his salmon, extra on his salad, and even put it on his butternut squash! This behavior is especially crazy coming from the man who doesn’t eat green stuff and this dressing was as green as it gets! If you love cilantro like we do you’ll love this very easy salad dressing. Next time I make it, I am going to pour it all over my salmon too!
1/4 cup lime juice (2 small limes)
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon spicy brown mustard (like Guldens or Dijon; I used Dijon because I can’t get enough of that mustard!)
1/2 cup olive oil (you can use a light olive oil)
Combine lime juice, vinegar, and cilantro in a blender and blend till smooth. Add the brown sugar, garlic and salt, and again blend until smooth. Spoon the mustard in and while the blender is running, slowly pour the olive oil into the mixture in a thin stream until dressing emulsifies and ingredients are thoroughly combined.