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Creamy Garlic Lime Vinaigrette

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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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Garlic Lime Vinaigrette
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Garlic Lime Vinaigrette

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Today we're making a creamy garlic lime vinaigrette, perfect for spring and summer salads.
Servings: 8



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


Serving: 1serving, Calories: 111kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 2mg, Potassium: 9mg, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 55IU, Vitamin C: 2.4mg, Calcium: 2mg, Iron: 0.1mg
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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43 comments on “Creamy Garlic Lime Vinaigrette”

  1. Fantastic dressing! Made exactly as listed. Used on a mixed greens salad and also on a lettuce/veggie salad, but it would be great on just about anything. I did find that it was best to dress the salad literally the moment of serving (I often dress the salad 15 minutes or so before eating) as apparently the high acid content will draw out liquid from any green or veggies and dilute the taste. Wonderful flavor!

  2. Can you substitute anything for the heavy cream so it’s vegan?

  3. Amazing! I subbed the heavy cream for the avocado as well, then blended it all together! Thank you so much!

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  5. Awesome. I substituted coconut nectar in place of honey. Instead of cream, I used two tablespoons of avocado. I didn’t have any pumpkin seeds on hand, so I use chopped pistachios and used pumpkin oil instead of olive oil. It came out really really great!

  6. This was super easy to make. I did add 2 cloves of garlic instead of just 1, since I am a big fan of garlic. I really like the flavor and can hardly wait to use it on a salad. I am not partial to sweet dressings, so I think I might reduce the amount of honey.

  7. Hi! I was wondering what I could use instead of heavy cream because I am vegan. Any suggestions? 

  8. great with raw beets!

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  13. What can I use instead of the heavy cream?  

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  16. Sounds delicious! Could you use agave instead of honey?

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

  19. 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!

  20. 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

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

    • Instead of cream, you can use yogurt, the thicker the better. Try spooning some yogurt into a coffee filter, let rest overnight, and in the morning its very thick (spreadable). Keep refrigerated.

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

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

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

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

  25. 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?


  26. So amazingly delicious!

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

  28. 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!

    • I made this and used all ingredients and amounts except I replaced the heavy cream with plain stirred yogurt. Deeelicious! Thank you for this wonderful recipe. I’m curious though: Don’t vinaigrette dressings all have some type of vinegar in them? (I’m a newbie in the kitchen so I know virtually nothing!)

      • Hi Alexander,

        Technically, yes. You need vinegar to make a vinaigrette. However, the amount of lime juice used here is acting as the acidic “vinegar” in this dressing. :)