Saturday, September 15, 2012

Cilantro-Lime Ranch Dressing

I love the combination of cilantro & lime. Whether it's in a black bean chilislow-cooked porkroasted chicken & rice, or just a simple mayo for veggie burgers, it's a pretty hard flavor combination to beat. It works ESPECIALLY well on salads, which I've been eating a LOT of lately! My personal favorite for this dressing? Spinach salad, with chopped boiled eggs - healthy AND yummy! 

This recipe couldn't be easier; just add the ingredients to a blender or food processor (I use my Ninja), then add a bit of hot sauce for an added kick. This dressing will keep for about 1-2 weeks in the fridge, though it probably won't last that long! 

Not only is this great for salads, but is an incredible sauce for grilled flank steaks, a dip for veggies or chips, and on burritos (stay tuned for THAT recipe). Versatile, easy and delicious - what could be better? 

Cilantro-Lime Ranch Dressing
adapted from Our Best Bites

1 packet Ranch dressing mix
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup milk
Juice of 1 lime (about 2 Tbsp)
1/4 cup green salsa
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
Hot sauce to taste

Combine the Ranch mix, mayonnaise, milk, lime juice, salsa, garlic and cilantro in a blender or food processor, then pulse/blend until combined. Taste and add hot sauce as desired. 

*I like to make this dressing several hours ahead of time, so the flavors have time to meld. 


  1. Hi there. Food on Friday: Lemons and Limes is now open for entries. This looks like a neat one! I do hope you link it in. This is the link . Cheers

  2. thanks Julia. Have a great week.