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Cilantro Habanero Dressing

  • Author: Caitlin
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


Have no fear! You can make a homemade salad dressing that blows the store bought stuff out of the park! It’s as easy as finding a food processor or blender and whipping up these simple ingredients.


  • 1/2 cup – 1 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon mayo (homemade or Primal Kitchens)
  • 3 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/3 habanero (can add more or less or sub with jalapeño)
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut aminos
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil or avocado oil


  1. Add all ingredients (except the oil) to a food processor or blender and blend until cilantro is chopped and dressing is mostly smooth.
  2. Add olive oil and blend just until smooth. (Blending olive oil too much can cause a bitter taste.)
  3. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary and that’s it!
  4. Optional: you can absolutely mince the cilantro and the habanero and shake everything up in a jar if you can’t or don’t want to use a processor or a blender.


I’ve used anywhere from 1/2 cup – 1 cup cilantro leaves. Just use the amount you have on hand or adjust to accommodate your preferences.

  • Category: Dressing, Sauce
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