Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette and How to Get Healthier in the New Year



Hi everyone! As the new year approaches, I want to get all salad-ed out. Salad is healthy but not a go-to meal for me because I don’t really love vegetables, as you may know. So, what is a health minded woman to do?

If I look deep inside my culinary soul, I know that I need to find something to make salad more appealing. How about a delicious dressing?

I have been making and eating this one a lot, replicated from a dressing I had in a new Taco joint near where I live in Bloomfield , NJ. Sooooo good www.taqueriaautentica.com. You can also use it as a marinade fro chicken, tofu, pork, a dressing for rice or anything else you may desire. I have been making soft shell tacos with salad, vegetables, chicken or scrambled eggs, cheese and this dressing as it is divine. Enjoy!

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette:

3 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1-2 small garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp agave syrup (can get at many supermarkets now, especially health food stores and Whole Foods)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/8 tsp cumin
6 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro

stir until fully combined and refrigerate

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10 comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    Could you please clarify "agave" as an ingredient (I live in the Sonoran Desert FWIW)? Seriously, I want to make this, but am not quite sure what you meant. Thanks!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Oh, I have had their tacos at the Farmer's Market and liked them. I went to the restaurant once but it was closed. I will definitely make a point of going back–thanks!
    -Jackie

  3. Jackie, this place is amazing! Just go straight down Watchung Ave. until you hit Broad Street and it is to the left a block. They have a truck at the Farmer's Market, too.

    Taqueria Autentica
    10 reviewsRating Details
    Category: Mexican [Edit]
    1035 Broad St
    Bloomfield, NJ 07003
    (973) 320-4157
    taqueriaautentica.com/

  4. Anonymous says:

    You had me at cilantro, too, Alma! I can't wait to make this dressing and your tacos look amazing as well. I'm DESPERATE for good Mexican food which I cannot find anywhere around here (my So. Cal. roots make me long for real Mexican grub!). Guess I'll have to make my own! Where do you go in Bloomfield? Thanks!
    -Jackie

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