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 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


10 Responses

  1. 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!

  2. 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

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

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