Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette
1 1/2 Cups of extra virgin olive oil
2 bunches of fresh Cilantro
½ Cup Freshly squeezed Lime juice
½ Cup Organic Dark Maple Syrup
1 Cup of water
1 medium Cloves of Garlic (optional)
Get your food blender out, (my favorite one is the Vita Mix, they are so strong and dependable they are a little on the pricey side but last forever I’ve had mine for 18 years}
Now chop up your cilantro a little making sure you discard all the long storks at the end of the leafy greens (the storks can be a little bitter in the dressing)
Now place the olive oil, lime juice, fresh , chopped cilantro, maple syrup, and water in the container, you can also add the garlic if you have decided to use it.
Now blend it all together for at least 1 minute. The longer it is blended the belter the flavor.
Now place the contents in a pretty storage jar/bottle and place in the fridge until you are ready to use.
You can use this salad dressing on of course salads but it is also great on vegetables, stir-fry or the grill, it is also a great marinade for tempeh, tofu fish and chicken
If you don’t want to make so much you can halve the recipe
I keep this dressing in the fridge for about 2 weeks. If you add the garlic you may be able to keep it a little longer.