For all those times you wished you had Cilantro Lime dressing – it’s about time to make it yourself! Or you could just go spend 10 bucks on quality organic cilantro lime dressing in the store every month. Seems like a no-brainer 😉
It’s in fact simple. Here are the ingredients: Cilantro, Cumin, Garlic, Fresh Lime, Almond Oil (we used roasted), Apple Cider Vinegar, Greek Yogurt & Himalayan Salt. You’ll need a blender or food processor as well.
- Did you know that Ancient Greece used Cilantro essential oil as a component of perfume? Or that the Romans used Cilantro to mask the smell of rotten meat?
- Cilantro has a long culinary history; it has been used in baking and cooking as far back as the Egyptians and the Coriander seeds have even been found in Egyptian tombs and writings about coriander appear in Sanskrit dating from around 1500 BC.
- The Chinese believed it to be an aphrodisiac and to produce immortality
- The ancient Egyptians believed coriander could be used in the afterlife as a food for the departed.
Additional Facts of Cilantro:
Internally cilantro is used for digestive problems. Externally it is used for joint problems, as a laxative and hemorrhoids. Its deep-green leaves possess good amounts of antioxidants, essential oils, vitamins, and dietary fiber, which help reduce LDL or “bad cholesterol” while rising HDL or “good cholesterol” levels. Its also one of the richest herbal sources for Vitamin K which has a potential role in bone mass building by promoting osteotropic activity in the bones. The Coriander seed oil has been found application in many traditional medicines as analgesic, aphrodisiac, anti-spasmodic, deodorant, digestive, carminative, fungicidal, and lipolytic (weight loss).
Almond Oil taken internally has equally amazing benefits as it does topically! Obviously, Almonds are a perfect [healthy fat] snack. Almond oil is rich in Vitamin E, B, & P; it’s cold pressed and has a calming effect for potential inflammation.
Let’s talk about Cumin for a quick second. It’s incredibly rich in iron, and can be a nutritious additive to daily diet for anemic people and avoid the symptoms of anemia like fatigue, anxiety, cognitive malfunction, digestive issues, respiratory disorders, asthma, bronchitis, common cold, lactation, skin disorders, boils and cancer. In ancient Egypt, cumin was not only used as a culinary spice, it was also an ingredient used to mummify pharaohs. LOL enough said.
As for taste goes, It totally added a peppery finish to this dressing, it was the perfect final touch!
RECIPE! Print, Pin, Save
- 1 Cup Organic, Fresh Cilantro - Remove Stems
- 1/2 Cup Organic Greek Yogurt (Plain)
- 2 Tbs Fresh Organic Lime Juice (squeezed from 1/2 lime)
- 2 Organic Garlic Cloves - peeled & ends cut
- 1/2 Cup Roasted Almond Oil
- 1 1/2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1/8 tsp Himalayan Salt
- 1 Tbs Organic Cumin Seeds
- Prep Ingredients: Remove the stems from Cilantro, peel & cut your garlic, cut lime in half
- Pour Apple cider vinegar & fresh lime juice into blender
- Then your Cilantro
- Almond Oil
- Lastly the cumin, salt, and garlic
- Blend thoroughly for a few minutes
- Taste your dressing, add more cumin for more spice
Thanks for stopping by, we hope you enjoy this tasty recipe as much as we did! Let us know how it goes, or if you have any questions/concerns.