No. 305: Creamy Cilantro Dressing

Cilantro is one of my all-time favorite herbs. The idea of turning into the main component for jazzing up my salads made it hard not to try this dressing! I also loved that this didn't use any oil.


1/2 bunch of cilantro
1/4 cup of cashews or pumpkin seeds
Salt to taste
1-2 cloves of garlic
1 lime squeezed (you can sub lemon as well)

To make

Blend all the ingredients in a blender or food processor. Adjust seasoning and amounts of ingredients as needed.

The results

While I was blending my ingredients, things were looking less creamy and a bit more chunky. I added a tablespoon of water and extra squeeze of half a lime which did the trick to getting a smoother consistency.

And yum. It's pretty delicious. I used pumpkin seeds but I think I'd love cashews in it even more. This dressing is fresh and full of flavor. A nice alternative to processed vinaigrette.

Sorry again for no photos. Really lost my photo mojo:) Will promise more to come in future posts!

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Amelia McCormick

Kansas girl transplanted to Asheville, North Carolina. Smiler, lover of great food and wine, facilitator, runner, storyteller, wife, optimist, and mother of sweet twins:)

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