Coriander-Lime Salad Dressing

    30 minutes

    This dressing will lift any salad as it's packed full of flavour and zing from the lime, ginger and chilli. Especially good for plain green salads.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1 red chilli, seeded and coarsely chopped
    • 1 clove garlic
    • 3/4 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
    • 1/4 cup (65ml) lime juice
    • 1/3 cup (85ml) honey
    • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
    • 1/4 cup packed coriander leaves
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) extra-virgin olive oil

    Preparation:30min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Place the red chilli, garlic clove, and ginger into a food processor or blender; pulse until the chilli and garlic are finely chopped. Pour in the lime juice, honey, balsamic vinegar, and salt, add the coriander leaves; pulse a few times to blend. Turn the food processor or blender on, and slowly drizzle in the olive oil until incorporated into the dressing. Season to taste with salt before serving.

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    Sickly sweet. Couldn't taste anything through the honey. Maybe without honey I would be nice  -  30 Jan 2017


    OH MY GOODNESS!!! This dressing really is that yummy! I always get rave reviews when I make it, and everyone asks for the recipe. My husbands eyes light up when I tell him that we are having out Southwest Chicken salad for dinner with this dressing. It is way better than anything you can buy in the store. We do add a little less honey like others have stated. You can add a little more lime if you want it to be a little more tangy, or a little more vinegar for more of a vinegarette flavor. One time I put about 4x the vinegar (on accident) and it still tasted great. We just put the whole thing in our Vita-mix blender in the order it is written and blend it up - it turns out great that way, and you don't have to chop everything. For our Southwest salad we do 1-2 heads of lettuce, 2 cobs of raw white corn kernels, 1 large can of black beans rinsed, 1 bag of Montery Jack cheese, 1 red onion, grilled chicken breast, and 1 bunch of cilantro. We have also added tomatoes and avocado if you like them. Thank you to the poster of this recipe, you did a great job!  -  22 Mar 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is delicious. I almost didn't review this because I had to leave out the ginger. Ginger has a strong distinct flavor so I feel a little strange about reviewing with such a big change. My husband hates ginger. I decided to go ahead and review though because it is so good even with out the ginger. I am not big on sweet dressings so I cut down on the honey a bit just do to personal preference. I have not been able to stop thinking about it. Wonderful flavor! (update 6-2011) I just finally made this with the ginger and it is even better! Unless you have a ginger hater, put it in!  -  30 Jul 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)