Cilantro-Lime Dressing

Cilantro-Lime Dressing

Lin 4

"After having a delicious TGI Friday's grilled chicken salad, I was determined to figure out the Cilantro-Lime salad dressing served with it. This is what I came up with. Delicious for a quick summery dinner. Grilled boneless chicken breasts served over a hearty green salad, and this dressing, voila!"


30 m servings 115 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 115 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 9.4 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.5g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 98 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the jalapeno pepper, garlic clove, and ginger into a food processor or blender; pulse until the jalapeno and garlic are finely chopped. Pour in the lime juice, honey, balsamic vinegar, and salt, add the cilantro 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.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 433 Ratings


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 ...

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 hu...

Followed the recipe exactly - was a huge success! I marinated chicken with cilantro, pineapple juice, lemon juice, and garlic prior to grilling. Served chicken over a bead of salad greens. Dr...

Four stars only because there are some necessary changes. As suggested by several reviewers, I switched the quantities of lime juice and honey so that there was a total of a scant 1/4 c. honey a...

I followed the recipe exactly, and it was very good as written, but it was a little too sweet for my taste. Made it again and changed the honey to a 1/4 cup, the lime to a 1/3 cup, left the rest...

AWESOME!! made this dressing and mixed it into a huge bowl of romaine, black beans, monterey jack cheese, avacado, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, and sliced chicken breast for a party and...

I had trouble deciding whether to rate this 4 or 5 stars because I had to change it slightly, but in the end it came out great! Most crucial change: it NEEDS a generous pinch of salt to bring ...

I really liked this. Definitely do NOT leave out the ginger. I was skeptical so I added it last. I couldn't detect it, but it made all the difference. I prepared the recipe exactly to start with...

Delicous!! I am an avid Cooks Illustrated fan, they wrote recently about the flavor packed in the stems of cilantro - I used the whole stem and leaves(big time saver) Just perfect. Unlike parsel...