Citrus Lime Vinaigrette

Citrus Lime Vinaigrette

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 dicingFor 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.

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.

For More Vinaigrette Recipes and Dressings

Dijon VinaigretteApple Cider VinaigretteLemon VinaigretteChampagne VinaigretteGreek Salad DressingLemon Tahini Dressing

Citrus Lime Vinaigrette

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


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


1/4 cup olive oil1 orange, juiced3 limes, juiced2 tsp jalapeno pepper, finely diced1/4 cup cilantro, finely choppedsalt and pepper


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


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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