Creamy Garlic Lime Vinaigrette

Ready for another easy 5 Minute Fix? Today we’re making a creamy garlic lime vinaigrette, perfect for spring and summer salads.

Creamy Garlic Lime Vinaigrette #dressing #salad #spring

I love made-from-scratch salad dressing.

No preservatives or fillers here. Using simple on-hand ingredients you can make an array of vinaigrettes and dressing that will blow your mind.


Making Creamy Garlic Lime Vinaigrette #dressing #salad #spring

This is one of my favorite go-to vinaigrettes. I decided to put it on the blog after I served it to some friends and they asked to take the rest of the jar home after dinner.

I figure if we can’t get enough of it, and they can’t get enough of it, you might like it as well!

Simply pour all the ingredients in a mason jar and shake until smooth and creamy.

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Yield: 6-8 servings

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Garlic Lime Vinaigrette


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • Zest of one lime + 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from 1-2 limes)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tb. honey
  • 2 Tb. heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Pour all ingredients into the jar with 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. ground pepper.
  2. Screw the lid on tightly and shake until smooth and creamy. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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24 Responses to “Creamy Garlic Lime Vinaigrette”

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    Rachel @ Bakerita — March 11, 2014 @ 6:22 am

    This sounds like the perfect summer salad dressing! I’m imagining this on a salad of lettuce and spinach, heirloom tomatoes, sliced onions, and dried cranberries…yum! Perfection. Pinned!


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    Tieghan — March 11, 2014 @ 7:20 am

    Some of my favorite flavors! This would be perfect on almost any salad!


  3. #
    jennifer — March 11, 2014 @ 10:49 am

    This looks good. I am not a lime or lemon fan. Anything you could suggest I could use? Or maybe not add it at all?



    • Sommer — March 11th, 2014 @ 11:26 pm

      You could substitute orange like Sarah mentioned, you use your favorite vinegar!


      • Jennifer — March 15th, 2014 @ 7:52 pm

        Thank you so much.!!

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    Renee Mcquay — March 11, 2014 @ 11:36 am

    This sounds delicious, I’m wondering, can it be made to keep in the fridge? How long do you think it will stay good?


    • Sommer — March 11th, 2014 @ 11:29 pm

      Hi Renee, I’ve kept it in the fridge for 2 weeks before. Usually ours doesn’t last longer than that!


      • Molly L. — March 12th, 2014 @ 12:06 pm

        I was JUST about to ask this question. Thanks for answering, Sommer :)

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    Sammi @Sammi Sunshine — March 11, 2014 @ 11:39 am

    Garlic and lime… sounds like an interesting pair. It sounds great as a summer vinaigrette!


  6. #
    Meredith — March 11, 2014 @ 11:44 am

    So amazingly delicious!


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    Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes — March 11, 2014 @ 4:48 pm

    This looks and sounds amazing! I love lime and vinaigrettes are my favourite types of dressings!


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    Marjory @ Dinner-Mom — March 11, 2014 @ 7:27 pm

    I’m not sure I’ve tried anything quite like this…can’t wait to make it!


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    Bibs @ Tasteometer — March 12, 2014 @ 2:33 am

    I was surprised to see cream used here, I was expecting mayo. How do you think that may work instead? Can’t get me head around the addition of cream


    • Anne M Hughes — August 11th, 2014 @ 5:55 pm

      I was wondering something similar… only I’d like to omit the cream altogether! Should any adjustments be made to compensate?


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    Kathy H. — March 12, 2014 @ 2:18 pm

    Just found this website and have found 3 recipes I will be making the next couple of weeks – just curious if you’ve made this with lemon instead of lime? I don’t have any limes on hand and want to make this now!


    • Sommer — March 25th, 2014 @ 9:01 pm

      Hey Kathy, Of course! You I’d use a little less lemon than lime though…


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    Ashley M. | Our Full Table — March 13, 2014 @ 9:31 pm

    Homemade salad dressings are simply the best! I never buy dressing anymore!


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    Marilynn — June 1, 2014 @ 4:44 pm

    Sounds delicious! Could you use agave instead of honey?


    • Sommer — June 2nd, 2014 @ 7:32 am

      Marilynn, Sure!


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    Marilyn Steimer — October 14, 2014 @ 12:42 pm

    Could almond milk be used instead of cream?? I’m on a vegan clense and can’t eat dairy. Thanks!!



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