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5 Minute Keto Cilantro Lime Dressing

Whip up this flavour packed Keto Cilantro Lime Dressing in under 5 minutes with 8 simple ingredients!

Glass jar filled with keto cilantro lime dressing.

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As much as I LOVE my go-to Keto Italian Dressing for every salad you could imagine, marinating my meats, dunkin’ veggies or sneaking tastes with the tip of my finger, I find it necessary to switch up the vinaigrette scene, every now and again.

What better way to do so than with this flavour packed 5 Minute Keto Cilantro Lime Dressing? There isn’t a taco salad in existence that wouldn’t be tastier if only it was accompanied by this perfect concoction of simple ingredients.

I hope you love this 5 Minute Keto Cilantro Lime Dressing as much as we do!

Glass jar filled with keto cilantro lime dressing.

Why it works

  1. This dressing has the ultimate sweet to sour ratio for a dressing that is ultra tangy; perfect to bring extra flavour to your southwestern or taco salads.
  2. It only takes 5 minutes to make! You won’t need to put in a lot of work to have this delicious Keto Cilantro Lime Dressing ready for your dish.
  3. Family approved – this dressing is not spicy, whatsoever, so feel free to light up your kids tastebuds!

Ingredients

Immersion blender next to some limes, fresh cilantro, knife and lime juicer.

How to make Keto Cilantro Lime Dressing

This dressing is crazy fast and super easy to make. I LOVE this stuff!

Juice the limes and pour the produced juice into the cup of an immersion blender. Mince a clove of garlic ( or use a garlic press ) and add to the cup along with the powdered sweetener, white wine vinegar, sea salt and black pepper.

Blend with the immersion blender until smooth, about 8-10 seconds. With one hand continue to blend the dressing and, with the other hand, slowly pour in the olive oil.

Mince the cilantro until you have 1/4 cup packed, then add it to the dressing. Blend with the immersion blender for just a moment or two. I recommend refrigerating the dressing for an hour or two to allow the flavours to build.

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Dressing whipped up using an immersion blender, next to a cutting board filled with minced cilantro.

Expert Tips

  1. Immersion Blender Magic – An immersion blender with cup will make your job sooo much easier. I find this kitchen tool essential when it comes to making salad dressings, never mind it’s many other uses like pureeing soups and sauces. If you don’t have one, the dressing can be made with a bowl and whisk. Just make sure you whip it really well as the olive oil is being poured slowly into the dressing – you could potentially have some major separation otherwise.
  2. Lime Juicer – this little tool came to be on Christmas morning from a very special man – Old St. Nick. Don’t let this ‘little tool’ fool you – it’s been one of my favourites! It’s great for skipping the lime/lemon juice sting, cleans easy and the best part? The juice pours into a little cup that has measurements RIGHT ON IT! You can squeeze exactly how much lime/lemon juice you need for specific recipes!
  3. Powdered sweetener – If you are like me and enjoy saving bucks where you can, you’ll love this – buy granular sweetener like this one from So Nourished. Grab a clean coffee grinder, add 1/4 cup granular sweetener and grind for a minute or two.. voila! Powdered sweetener! I like to make a big batch and store it in an air tight container in my cupboard.
  4. Refrigerate – Like most dressings, the flavour of this Keto Cilantro Lime Dressing builds once it sits in the refrigerator. If you have the time to wait, I suggest you take it!

Chicken Taco Salad with Keto Cilantro Lime Dressing

This is my current favourite salad! Loaded with flavour and delicious veggies, this is a recipe for the books.

Take a boneless skinless chicken breast and slice it in half, horizontally, then coat it with taco seasoning – try this Homemade Low Carb Taco Seasoning. Fry in a hot skillet until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 180°, then set aside to cool.

Fill a bowl with chopped lettuce, add sliced red pepper, chopped tomato and sliced avocado. Chop the cooled chicken and place half on top of the veggies. Top with cheese crisps and green onion, then drench that beauty in your Keto Cilantro Lime Dressing!

Salad plate with lettuce, red pepper, avocado, tomatoes, cheese crisps, taco seasoned chicken breast, green onion and topped with keto cilantro lime dressing.

Here are some other keto salad dressings you may like:

Ranch – This quick and easy Homemade Low Carb Ranch Dressing is perfect for a dip, dressing or sauce. Try it with chicken wings for a yummy keto appetizer!

Italian – This fast and easy Keto Italian Dressing is packed with flavour, perfect for any salad and excellent for marinating chicken or prawns!

Caesar – Extra creamy caesar dressing loaded with parmesan, garlic and lemony freshness. A cookbook essential, this dressing is sure to light up your taste buds!

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Glass jar filled with keto cilantro lime dressing.

5 Minute Keto Cilantro Lime Dressing

With only 8 simple ingredients and 5 minutes of you time, this flavour packed Keto Cilantro Lime Dressing can be the star of your salad party!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Aleta

Ingredients

Instructions

Directions

  • Juice the limes and pour the produced juice into the cup of an immersion blender. Mince a clove of garlic ( or use a garlic press ) and add to the cup along with the powdered sweetener, white wine vinegar, sea salt and black pepper.
  • Blend with the immersion blender until smooth, about 8-10 seconds. With one hand continue to blend the dressing and, with the other hand, slowly pour in the olive oil.
  • Mince the cilantro until you have ¼ cup packed. Add it to the dressing, then blend with the immersion blender for just a moment or two. I recommend refrigerating the dressing for an hour or two to allow the flavours to build.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Notes

Expert Tips

  1. Immersion Blender Magic – An immersion blender with cup will make your job sooo much easier. I find this kitchen tool essential when it comes to making salad dressings, never mind it’s many other uses like pureeing soups and sauces. If you don’t have one, the dressing can be made with a bowl and whisk. Just make sure you whip it really well as the olive oil is being poured slowly into the dressing – you could potentially have some major separation otherwise.
  2. Lime Juicer – this little tool came to be on Christmas morning from a very special man – Old St. Nick. Don’t let this ‘little tool’ fool you – it’s been one of my favourites! It’s great for skipping the lime/lemon juice sting, cleans easy and the best part? The juice pours into a little cup that has measurements RIGHT ON IT! You can squeeze exactly how much lime/lemon juice you need for specific recipes!
  3. Powdered sweetener – If you are like me and enjoy saving bucks where you can, you’ll love this – buy granular sweetener like this one from So Nourished. Grab a clean coffee grinder, add 1/4 cup granular sweetener and grind for a minute or two.. voila! Powdered sweetener! I like to make a big batch and store it in an air tight container in my cupboard.
  4. Refrigerate – Like most dressings, the flavour of this Keto Cilantro Lime Dressing builds once it sits in the refrigerator. If you have the time to wait, I suggest you take it!
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition facts are an estimate only! The ingredients you choose could have different nutritional values than the ingredients I have used.  
 * Net carb count excludes both fibre and sugar alcohols, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people.
Deduct the fibre ( 0.2g ) and sugar alcohols ( 1g ) from the total carbs ( 1.9g ) to get 0.7 g net carbs per serving of 2 TBSP.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 2TBSP | Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.9g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 13.5g | Sodium: 75mg | Fiber: 0.2g

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