1 small bunch of cilantro, leaves & stems coarsely chopped (approx. 1 1/2 cups)
Juice of 1 lemon (approx. 1/3 cup)
1 Tbs brown sugar
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp Kosher salt
1/2 tsp mild Dijon mustard
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
|Salad with Cilantro-Lemon Dressing|
For Mexican flavor: Blend in 1/4 to 1/2 tsp chili powder, 1/8 tsp chipotle powder and 1/8 tsp ground cumin with the other spices; for heat add red pepper flakes and/or habanero powder to taste. You can also substitute lime juice for the lemon juice.
|Indian-spiced cucumber & carrot with Cilantro-Lemon Dressing|
For Asian flavor: Add 1/2 tsp or more fresh grated ginger with other seasonings; Other additions you can use include a little bit of chopped fresh lemongrass blended with the cilantro and lemon juice (you can substitute lime juice for the lemon), and/or up to 1 Tbs sesame oil (you can substitute vegetable, canola or peanut oil for the olive oil); and for heat add a dash or two of Sriracha or Thai Garlic-Chili Sauce.