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Tequila Lime Dressing

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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?

Guava-Tequila Glazed Fajitas

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

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33 Responses to Tequila Lime Dressing

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  3. I’m checking on my tequila stash now!
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  4. This has my name all over it! I’m a tequila girl at heart, so just about anything with tequila works for me. Love it!!! I’m so making this!

  5. 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

  6. I love this dressing and I’m going to try it on my salad soon. Thanks again.

  7. Tequila! Wow, what a great idea! Brilliant. Loved your blog and would like to visit here again!!

  8. 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 :)

  9. This dressing sounds outstanding, excellent flavors with tequila, lime, and honey.

  10. This is perfection!

  11. I never made dressings with Tequila. I think you’ve converted me! Great recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Tequila! How cool is this! Very simple ingredients and I’m sure this dressing brings nice flavors of salad all together. Very nice!

  13. Ooh, a tipsy salad dressing? Now, that would perk up some plain ol’ romaine big time! ;)

  14. Tequila lime dressing – sounds like an all-rounder!

  15. yum

  16. I can just imagine the beauty of your dressing. Has to be very delicious! Love the picture. Makes me want to drink it :D

  17. Now this is a serious salad dressing – magnificent flavours.
    :-) Mandy

  18. You’re so right…a girl’s gotta be frugal ;) Especially when it’s this delicious. It sounds fantastic…and I’m now craving a salad!

  19. what a neat grown-up salad dressing.

  20. Six bottles of tequila in your pantry? Just plain awesome.

  21. 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!

  22. 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!

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

  24. 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!

  25. Wow, I love the idea of tequila in the dressing, specially with lots of cilantro…
    Hope you are having a wonderful week :-)

  26. You are a wonderful mixologist!!!!! I like the idea of re-purposing tequila….

  27. Wow! What a great idea to use up tequila! And what gorgeous photos! :)

  28. A great dressing! I have never used liquor to make salad sauces…



  29. Hi, we love your recipe.

    For this kind of use we recommend you a white tequila, not too strong, but with a bold taste.
    If you wanna know more about this kind of tequila you can always check our website.


    Great blog.

  30. Very cool with the boozy version of a salad dressing Bonnie! How can we go wrong with this? :)))

    chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

  31. tequila instead of vinegar? hmmm… very interesting! this recipe sounds really good. ;-)

  32. this sounds wonderful and would be delicious on just about everything from a salad to meat and chicken. Love the flavors and will have to do this soon

  33. So very much better then bottled dressing. Healthier and much cheaper too! Love this

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