I love this versatile dressing for its ability to spice up the simplest dishes. Quick and simple to make, use this dressing sparingly or drizzle generously over salad, rice and beans or fresh veggies. Spicy Cilantro Dressing is also a perfect, nacho, taco or fajita topping. Sprinkled over fresh slices of avocado – such a deliciously refreshing treat!
I’ll be enjoying this dressing drizzled over roasted eggplant, cauliflower, spring onions and peppers this weekend in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. This simple sauce adds warmth and excitement to any dish, so no matter what you’re planning for this weekend, Spicy Cilantro Dressing is the perfect complement.
BENEFITS OF CILANTRO
Dating back to ancient Greece, Cilantro (a.k.a. Coriander) has a distinctive smell that will fill your kitchen once you add it to your food processor. Along with being a wonderful anti-inflammatory herb, cilantro is a powerful natural cleansing agent that may help to remove toxins and heavy metals, such as mercury, from our bodies. The oils in cilantro aid our digestive system and help to stimulate digestion through peristaltic motion.
With its many other beneficial qualities, including providing protection against bacterial and fungal infections, balancing hormone-related mood swings and reducing the instance of urinary tract infections, this excuse to spice things up in our homes and kitchens!
Every Cinco de Mayo I celebrate and remember a fabulous party that I attended almost 11 years ago – the weekend my beautiful and amazing daughter was born. Happy early Birthday to an incredible young lady!
ENJOY and Feliz Cinco de Mayo!
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Spicy Cilantro Dressing
1 cup cilantro leaves, rinsed, dried and firmly packed
2 garlic cloves
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 of a jalapeno (or to desired level of heat)
Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender.
Pulse or puree until smooth.
Stir as needed.
Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
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