This tangy citrus and lime dressing is very much like a vinaigrette, but it's not. It replaces the vinegar with lime juice. I got the idea from some Mexican salad dressing recipes I'd seen.
I really enjoy this dressing on simple green salads, but be warned. It's pretty tart. Still, I enjoy it as a bright and tangy alternative to a traditional vinaigrette dressings. As with all green salads, add the dressing just before serving so the lettuce won't get soggy.
Garlic press (optional, you can always use a knife)
Small jar with a lid, like a small canning jar
1 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley, or 1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 large clove of garlic minced
1/2 cup lime juice
3/4 cup olive oil (extra virgin is best)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Chop the parsley, mince the garlic and put them both into a small jar. Add the rest of the ingredients. Seal with a lid and shake like crazy to mix. Taste, adding salt and pepper as needed.
Is that easy, or what?
Serve with green salad.
Makes 1 1/ 4 cups, or about 6 servings.
You can also make this in a bowl with a whisk, but I think a jar it much easier.
Picture by Rob Owen-Wahl