Easy Fresh Cilantro Dressing

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Easy Cilantro Dressing

This recipe is my own accidental creation and I'm totally in LOVE with it!  I'm a busy working mom with a very tricky tummy.  I enjoy a great salad but I can't digest most dressings.  Last, but certainly not least I'm kind of lazy.  I don't have time (or inclination) to do a lot of prep just to make a little salad dressing.

I whipped up this dressing based on what I had in the kitchen at the time.  Feel free to swap out oil or acid to fit your personal tastes.  I'll offer a few swaps so you can find what works for you.

Fresh Cilantro Dressing

For this recipe you will need:

Blender or Food Processor (A bullet blender works GREAT!)

Cilantro, Tomato, Onion, Honey, Oil and Vinegar - That's it!

1 handful of fresh cilantro - washed (leaves, stems and all)
1 whole plum tomato
1/4 small onion (unchopped)
1/8 c. olive oil (or your favorite oil)
1/8 c. cider vinegar (or lemon juice or lime juice or orange juice)
1 1/2 teaspoons of honey (I use honey powder because it's less messy)
Tabasco to taste OR 1 small jalapeno (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste

 
Put everything inside the blender.  Put the lid on tight and let it run until everything is smooth and blended.  I usually start the blender on low to get everything chopped up.  Then I turn it to high to get everything nice and smooth.

Total blending time is usually about 2-3 minutes.

Store unused dressing in a sealed container in the refrigerator. 

Drop everything unchopped into the blender cup

Add the blade (if you're using a bullet blender)

Read to go!


Blend on low to get everything chopped
Blend on high to make everything nice and smooth

Done!
YUM!


Due to my tricky tummy I also can't digest Mayo.  This dressing makes a GREAT replacement for mayo in chicken salad.

Toss it on chopped cooked chicken and you've got cilantro chicken salad!

Cilantro Chicken Salad!


PRO TIP:

Cilantro Chicken Salad

For this recipe you will need:

Fresh Cilantro Dressing
Cooked chopped chicken
Cilantro Chicken on a bed of greens

Chop the chicken and add as much dressing as you like.


Enjoy the chicken salad with bread, crackers or on a  bed of greens!


This is the blender that I used for this recipe!

Cuisinart CPB-300  Smart Power 15-Piece Blending/Chopping System

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