Tequila Lime Dressing


At the moment I have 6 bottles of tequila in my pantry.   Six glorious bottles ready to aid in my need of a Saturday margarita.  The problem is only one has escaped my clutches.

The others have dwindle down to only ounces, as a result of my Saturday margarita recipes.

What’s a girl to do? Chunk the bottle, please. I would never waste a great ounce of tequila.  I simply find creative ways to incorporate Tequila into my dishes.

Tequila can add a hit of flavor to any of your day to day meals.  Add a splash to your roast chicken, fajitas or even steaks.  What about tequila infused fruit or adding a smidge to your next sorbet.  How about adding tequila instead of vinegar to your dressing.

Tequila combined with cilantro,lime and honey add a pop to your mid week salad.  I enjoyed this dressing over spinach, jicama, mango and avocado.

So the next time you purchase a wonderful bottle of Tequila, try to think outside the box.  Incorporate Tequila into your cooking. Enjoy!

*this recipe was featured on Honest Cooking

Tequila Lime Dressing

By Vianney Rodriguez

By Sweet Life

Serves 4-6

3 tbsp fresh lime juice

1 tbsp honey

2 tbsp tequila

¼ cup olive oil

½ bunch cilantro, washed and ends trimmed



In a food processor add lime juice, honey and tequila.

Pulse to combine. Add cilantro and process until smooth.

Set the food processor to lowest setting and slowly add the olive oil.

Season to taste with salt and pepper.

*Dressing will keep in fridge for up to 7 days
As the dressing cools it will thicken, add a splash of water and stir to thin.

Need more Tequila? Why not try?

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Tequila Epazote Limeade

Margarita Mania

Strawberry Margarita

Guava Margarita

Carrot Margarita

Citrus Margarita

Cantaloupe Margarita

Papaya Margarita

Pina y Pepino Margarita

Watermelon Margarita

 Mango Margarita 

Honeydew Margarita

Cherry Margarita

Peach Margarita

Kiwi Margarita

Blackberry Margarita



  1. says

    Thanks for sharing, delicious recipe for a new kick to summer salads! I loved this recipe (I’m a huge salad fan) so I shared it on my blog on Mexican recipes: http://www.mexfoodrecipes. I hope you’ll check it out. By the way, you can find me on twitter @mexfoodrecipes. Have a great day! Maria

  2. says

    I think I mentioned how much I love this right? :) Well then let me just say again for the record,
    Oh Wow! love this! This is the ultimate summer dressing an versatile as they come. Beautiful recipe!
    Hugs and great weekend to you :)

  3. says

    Tequila Lime dressing sounds soooo good!! particularly this time of the year! I’m always looking for a good dressing ideas, and I’d love to try this!

  4. says

    I want to come to your house :-) I’m all about a cool drink and a fresh salad right about now. I’m just sweltering! Thank you for sharing, my friend. I’m hungry and wishing I could have a big bowl of greens and THIS for dinner. Blessings and love from Austin!

  5. says

    I have to get some tequila because this dressing looks amazing. Margaritas are my favorite summer time drink. The more exotic the better :)

  6. says

    Oooh, tequila lime dressing sounds so amazing! I tend to get stuck in the same routine with salad dressings, so it’d be great to try something new like this. This looks delish!


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