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Citrus Lime Vinaigrette

Citrus lime vinaigrette is made from freshly squeezed oranges and limes along with chopped cilantro, finely diced jalapeno, olive oil, salt and pepper. It’s a vinaigrette recipe that’s spicy and sweet, tangy and tart. In other words, it’s packed with a whole lot of flavor!

This citrus lime vinaigrette will give any salad recipe and extra punch of flavor and I love it on my Pulled Pork, Cabbage and Arugula Salad.

Citrus lime vinagrette made from orange juice, lime juice, chopped cilantro, diced jalapeno, olive oil salt and pepper.

Vinaigrette Recipe with a Kick

This citrus lime vinagrette definitely has a little kick, thanks to the cilantro and jalapeno. For those of you who love Mexican food, you’ll love this vinaigrette as it has spicy flavors typically found in Mexican recipes, like my Guacamole, Carne Asada or Citrus Shrimp Ceviche.

Tips for Using Jalapeno Peppers

Jalapeno pepper, a type of chili pepper, can range from mild to hot depending on what type of cultivar they are. But most of the capsaicin and spicy heat is concentrated in the light colored membrane and seeds.

  • For less heat, remove the membrane and seeds before dicing
  • For more heat, add some of the seeds back into the recipe

Either way, always be careful about handling jalapeno peppers and never touch your face or eyes as it will immediately burn. The oil from the jalapeno pepper can remain on your hands even after washing with soap and water.

Citrus lime vinagrette made from orange juice, lime juice, chopped cilantro, diced jalapeno, olive oil salt and pepper.

How To Make Citrus Lime Vinaigrette

This citrus lime vinaigrette is easy to make. Just add all of the ingredients to a small bowl and whisk together! You can store it in the fridge for up to a week and if it starts to separate, just give it another shake before using.

Citrus lime vinagrette made from orange juice, lime juice, chopped cilantro, diced jalapeno, olive oil salt and pepper.

For More Vinaigrette Recipes and Dressings

Citrus lime vinagrette made from orange juice, lime juice, chopped cilantro, diced jalapeno, olive oil salt and pepper.
5 from 1 vote

Citrus Lime Vinaigrette

Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan
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Citrus lime vinaigrette made from orange juice, lime juice, chopped cilantro, diced jalapeno, olive oil salt and pepper.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 3 limes, juiced
  • 2 tsp jalapeno pepper, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and whisk together. 

Nutrition

Calories: 150kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 1mg, Potassium: 110mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 3.9%, Vitamin C: 42.8%, Calcium: 3%, Iron: 2.1%
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cilantro lime vinaigrette, citrus lime vinaigrette
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6 comments on “Citrus Lime Vinaigrette”

  1. What can I use instead of the hot peppers. I am not a fan of hot ?

  2. This was sensational Lisa! I went to the higher end of the jalapeno range with seeds…….. fantastic!

  3. Thank you! I can’t wait to try this one. I already use several of your salad dressings and love them!