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Lime Vinaigrette Recipe

This Lime Vinaigrette recipe is a delightful blend of tangy lime juice, olive oil, dijon mustard, and a hint of sweetness. The perfect balance of flavors adds a vibrant, fresh kick to any dish you drizzle it on.

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I’ve been a fan of making my own salad dressings, mainly because I never finish store-bought dressings. The flavors just get redundant after a while. I like experimenting with various vinaigrette and dressing recipes, such as this honey chipotle vinaigrette and sweet onion salad dressing. I enjoy trying new flavors to change things up.

For this vinaigrette, I wanted lime to be the star of the show. Once I made this one, I was hooked, and I love adding it to a simple salads topped with grilled chicken. It’s so good yet so easy to whip up.

Ingredients for Lime Vinaigrette

  • Fresh lime juice – the acid for the vinaigrette.
  • Olive oil – a light-tasting olive oil so it doesn’t overpower the flavor of the lime.
  • Dijon mustard – to add some depth of flavor to the vinaigrette.
  • Honey – to sweeten the vinaigrette and balance the flavor of the acid.

How to make Lime Vinaigrette

Add the ingredients to a bowl and whisk until thoroughly mixed and emulsified. You can also put the ingredients in a jar and shake it until they are mixed well.

Why Lime?

A basic vinaigrette calls for 1 part vinegar and 3 parts oil. You can adjust the ratio and recipe to match your taste and the ingredients you have available.

I chose lime juice instead of vinegar because it adds a fresh, zesty flavor that can brighten up any salad. Lime also gives the vinaigrette a tropical twist.

Tanya’s Top Tips

  • Fresh Juice: Use fresh lime juice if you can.
  • Balance: If the vinaigrette is too tangy for your taste, add a bit more honey to balance the flavors.
  • Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. Just give it a good shake before using it.

Serving Suggestions

This Lime Vinaigrette is incredibly versatile. Here are a few ways to use it:

  • Salad Dressing: Perfect over mixed greens, spinach, or even a hearty kale salad.
  • Marinade: Works wonders as a marinade for grilled chicken, shrimp, or tofu.
  • Vegetable Drizzle: Try it over roasted veggies or even as a topping for grilled corn on the cob.
lime vinaigrette in glass bottle with limes and salad around it

Variations

  • Add a pinch of red pepper flakes or finely chopped jalapeños for a spicier version.
  • Enhance the citrus flavor with a splash of orange juice, or include a teaspoon of grated lime zest for extra zing.
  • Substitute honey with maple syrup or agave nectar for a vegan alternative.
  • To create a creamy lime vinaigrette, blend in a ripe avocado or a spoonful of Greek yogurt.
  • For a herby twist, mix in finely chopped fresh cilantro.

I hope you enjoy this lime vinaigrette as much as we do. Looking for vinaigrettes and dressings? Try these out:

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Lime Vinaigrette Recipe

This Lime Vinaigrette recipe is a delightful blend of tangy lime juice, olive oil, dijon mustard, and a hint of sweetness. The perfect balance of flavors adds a vibrant, fresh kick to any dish you drizzle.
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Keyword lime vinaigrette
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 184kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Add the ingredients to a bowl and whisk until thoroughly mixed and emulsified. You can also put the ingredients in a jar and shake it until they are mixed well.

Notes

  • This recipe yields approximately 3/4 cup of dressing
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. Just give it a good shake before using it.

Nutrition

Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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