Rants, Rules & Recipes

An Effort to End Nutritional Ignorance

RECIPE: Cilantro and Lime Salad Dressing

Crazy Good Salad Dressings, like this one, make salads gobble-worthy, even for the most wicked salad-haters.

This recipe was passed along to me by an old friend and medical school roommate–double doctor endorsement, so you know it’s good!  It’s from The Garden Grazer:


You thought you were just getting a salad dressing recipe?  Well, it’s gonna get a little heavy here at Rants, Rules and Recipes for a paragraph:

Most of the store bought-dressings—as well as MOST EVERYTHING ON GROCERY STORE SHELVES—have additives and preservatives in them.  “So what?  Big deal!” you say?  Well these dyes, additives and preservatives ARE KNOWN TO CAUSE CANCER, obesity, behavior disorders, allergies, and diabetes. So keep gobbling them up if you like, I certainly did for years, and so far no major issues or tumors.  But I’m hoping to undo all the damage I’ve done, by being as good to my body as I can hence forward.

Now back to the recipe, which  makes about 3/4 cups

1 cup de-stemmed, roughly chopped, loosely packed cilantro

1/2 cup plain greek yogurt

1/2 lime juice (the juice from 1/2 lime)

1-2 garlic cloves

1/4 cup olive oil

1 1/2 tsp white wine vinegar

1/8 tsp salt

dash of cayenne pepper or small chopped jalepeno (optional)

Puree all ingredients together in a blender/food processor until smooth.  Have a taste and add what you think it needs.  Like maybe a southwest chopped salad.

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