6/20/2007

Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing

If you like the cilantro/lime duo, you'll most likely go for this. I kinda tried to recreate what I had recently while dining out. Not quite as good, but still yummy. Along with all the salad fixings, I added some shredded pork roast that I cooked in the crock pot with lots of garlic and lime.Ingredients for dressing:
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 T Dijon mustard
1- 1/2 cups fresh cilantro
juice of one lime
2 T white balsamic vinegar
1/4 t fresh ground black pepper
Combine everything in food processor until well blended. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes. Serves 4.

14 Comments:

fun_is_always_in_style said...

Ah...you're one of those cooks 'just tell me what's in it & I can mix it up' I'm compositionally challenged when it comes to food. I'll add a little of this! - Oh no!

I'm trying this.

Tracie said...

No, I'm not one of 'those' cooks. Don't I wish! I did a search on the net for something similar. I have to have something to follow. This wasn't as creamy as the restaurant's, but was still flavorful. They also used barbequed tri-tip. The pork was waaaaay cheaper.

Anonymous said...

We're having a tostada bar for our rehearsal dinner and this may appear.
It sounds awesome. ~Michele

Tracie said...

Hi Michele,
Good idea. It could take the place of sour cream. I have some left over - now I know what else to use it on.

Anonymous said...

That looks sooo yummy Aunt Tracie! I love salads and I think home-made dressings are so much better than store-bought. I have to tell you, I am just like you! I loove starting projects but I have such a hard time finishing them. Me and Madeline recently started decorating a dollhouse for the naughties and I've left it sitting for a few weeks now!
-Your niece, Claire

Sadie Lou said...

Yummers! I love cilantro. I think it's my very most favorite herb. *writing down dressing* Thanks for sharing!

Tracie said...

Hi Claire- Knowing what a little chefette you are, I take that as a complement! I agree with you on the bottled verses homemade dressing. Hey, maybe sometime we should get together and bring our bundles of unfinished projects. When my mom was going through her fabric recently she found a shirt that I cut out, but never made, from the late 70s. I took it thinking I might find some use for the fabric.

Hi Sadie- I love cilantro too! I pile on the chopped onion and cilantro on my fish tacos from Rubios. Mmmmm. There's even some weed in my garden that smells just like it when I pull it out. Must be some wild form of it. Don't be afraid to tweek the recipe - like adding more cilantro and lime. A girl can never have too much of either.

Anonymous said...

Tracie: this is the third attempt to contact you via this here blog thing. What were you thinking? Don't you know that cilantro is a menace to mankind? It is like eating a part of a jellyfish! yuk A far better way to preserve mankind would be to make a nice big dish of Fettucini Alfredo! Really good to eat heart attack on a plate. Big chunks going through the veins! Your all knowing father!

Anonymous said...

Tracie: Shhhhhhh! Don't tell your father, but I sometimes add the Big C to my favorite dishes, and I'm going to try your dressing recipe too. Sounds soooo good! Love ya, your faviorite Mom

Tracie said...

Hello my All Knowing Father- I do believe you are the ONLY person I know that doesn't love cilantro. Thankfully, I didn't inherit that gene. I'll be on the lookout for a recipe for Fettucini Afredo with jelly fish, marinated in this dressing.

Hey Favorite Momma-I say sprinkle in on his hot cereal, spread it under his jelly on toast, and slip it into his tuna sandwich. He'll never know.

Anonymous said...

hey tracie-
i think i am going to send my first blog activity.
i've always loved your salads, i remember appearing at your house some years ago and you pulled out one of the most memorable salads i've ever feasted. it was called refrigerator drawer/door salad, member, you do magic.
carol

Tracie said...

Carol Ann! You're so sweet. What exactly did I put in that salad? Maybe I can do it again this weekend. What day are you three coming? A hike up at Blue Lake is in order. Talk to you soon.

Anonymous said...

Hey Tracie! Darlene showed me your blogspot and WOW you have been a busy girl ;-) I love the dressing recipe and I am going to try it because cilantro is YUMMY! I think I will have to wait till I get home though because Darlene doesn't have any cilantro in the house, go figure...I think maybe she doesn't like it, lol. Anyway here's to good health and happy families. Love ya, Christina Ball, your cousin...well sort of;-)

Tracie said...

Hi Christina, my sort of cousin- Welcome, welcome. You must be up in Mt. Shasta, visiting Auntie Darlene. It must be soooo much cooler there, than at your home. Yes, try the recipe - a nice different taste. Pop in again later and say hey.