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Doc’s Citrus Cilantro Vinaigrette


  • 1 Cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 small lime
  • 1 very small sweet navel or other seedless orange
  • 1-1½ medium to large garlic clove
  • 6 large sprigs cilantro stems, include half or more each
  • Optional – very thin slice red onion, chopped
  • Cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes or equivalent, to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste
  • Optional: for a light, traditional version, you may add 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil. Without the olive oil the dressing is fat free, with it, it is not.


  • Chop cilantro and garlic very fine.
  • Combine vinegar, juice of lime, juice of orange and blend.
  • Add cilantro, garlic and remaining ingredients and mix well. If you prefer, you can use a blender.

Unused dressing can be stored in a covered jar in the refrigerator.

This salad dressing counts as an allowed salad dressing on our plans.

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