Cilantro-Lime Marinade

This quick-to-fix vinaigrette doubles as a marinade and dipping sauce. Adjust the amount of sugar according to taste.


This recipe goes with Shrimp, Watermelon, and Halloumi Kabobs

Yield: Makes 2 cups
Recipe from Southern Living

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Recipe Time

Hands On: 5 Minutes
Total: 5 Minutes


  • 1 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons seeded and minced jalapeño pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lime zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup canola oil


  1. Whisk together vinegar, cilantro, jalapeño pepper, sugar, lime zest, lime juice, Dijon mustard, garlic, and kosher salt until blended. Add canola oil in a slow, steady stream, whisking constantly until smooth.
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