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


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!


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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