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fresh cilantro dressing

a recipe by
Katrina Roubedeaux
Fresno, CA

I love, love, love Mexican-style salads! This is for one reason only... the cilantro dressing! I love it so much that I had to figure it out myself! Now, after trial and error, I have the perfectly refreshing salad dressing. Best when served over a bed of romaine lettuce with grilled chicken or shrimp, tomato, crumbled cotija cheese, and tons of slices of fresh avocado! Mmmm!!

serves Tons of people
prep time 20 Min
method Food Processor

Ingredients For fresh cilantro dressing

  • 1 c
  • 2/3 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh lime juice (may add more to taste)
  • 1/2 c
    cotija cheese (or other hard cheese i.e. parmesan)
  • 2 Tbsp
    white wine vinegar (may add more to taste)
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 clove
    garlic (large and peeled)
  • 1/2 sm
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 bunch
    fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 c
    pine nuts

How To Make fresh cilantro dressing

  • 1
    In a food processor or blender, combine all the ingredients listed and pulsate until smooth.
  • 2
    Serve over salad, use as a dip, or add to your fish tacos. So yummy!