Fresh Cilantro Dressing

Katrina Roubedeaux


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!!


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20 Min
Food Processor


  • 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 small
  • 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!

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About Fresh Cilantro Dressing

Course/Dish: Dressings
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: Latin American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids

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