Citrus Lime Vinaigrette

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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.

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

Citrus Lime Vinaigrette

5 from 7 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan

Description

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: 195IU | Vitamin C: 35.3mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.4mg
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cilantro lime vinaigrette, citrus lime vinaigrette
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19 Comments

  1. Hi Lisa….! I do enjoy your delicious recipes! I’m doing the carnitas recipe in my crock pot for this weekend. I’ll accompany that with cilantro rice and that cilantro-lime crema, with my Greek yogurt version.  I was wondering if you can please put a recipe together for GINGER-SESAME DRESSING? I love that recipe. Nordstrom’s restaurant sells a good one. There’s also a good one sold by one of my favorite restaurants…. but I’d like to make my own! I’d greatly appreciate it!!!5 stars

    1. I will definitely keep that in mind for a future recipe! But glad you enjoyed the citrus lime vinaigrette and lime crema :)

  2. I made this dressing for the pulled pork, cabbage and arugula salad and it was just delicious. So easy and always nice to change the flavors of what I usually eat. Thanks Lisa for the inspiration!5 stars

  3. Fabulous vinaigrette, fantastic shots and easy steps to follow – doesn’t it sould like the perfect recipe?! :-)5 stars

  4. Hi Lisa, great recipe! Will be trying it tonight ;)
    Can you just advise on storing it. How long can I keep this for?
    Love all your recipes!! Your chia seed pudding recipes are my hubby’s favorites. Always a hit!!
    Thanks for sharing amazing things ;)

    1. Hi Carol – Can’t wait for you to try this! You can store this vinaigrette in the fridge for up to 2 weeks in the fridge if stored properly :)

  5. This was sensational Lisa! I went to the higher end of the jalapeno range with seeds…….. fantastic!5 stars

    1. Awesome! I’m happy you love all my dressings Lisa. I definitely have a preference toward vinaigrette recipes. ;)