Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


“What is a kiss? Why this, as some approve: The sure, sweet cement, glue, and lime of love.”
-Robert Herrick, Poet

The refrigerator light goes on...

This dressing is sweet, spicy, tangy and a bit salty all at the same time. A great balance of flavors with a Southwestern vibe. The Greek yogurt is not a must with this, but using it rather than ordinary yogurt will give you a much richer, creamier dressing.

Stick Blender

You can use a traditional blender for soups but a stick blender will make life so much easier for you. Some manufacturers call this an immersion blender because the head of the blender is immersed in whatever you wish to blend. The one caution is to wait for hot recipes, such as soup, to cool a bit before blending.

Place the bottom of the blender against the bottom of the pot or bowl. This actually forms a slight suction and foods will tend to splash less. If I know I am going to use my stick blender, I try to use a pot or bowl with higher sides to reduce any spatter.

This is one of my favorite kitchen tools. The one I have has a lot of attachments, and while the important one is the blender itself, I do use the mini food processor attachment that came with mine almost as much as the blender itself. It is perfect for dressings and spreads, such as pesto, where clean up of a food processor or blender would be a hassle.


Cilantro Lime Dressing

Servings = 8 | Serving size =3 Tablespoons

Cooking Time = 15 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4.

This recipe keeps well for a few days in the refrigerator.

1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
1 Tbsp honey
1/2 small poblano pepper (diced)
1 medium green onion (sliced crosswise)
1/2 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
1 lime (juiced)

Place the cilantro, yogurt, honey, pablano, green onion, salt, pepper and lime juice in a blender or a tall immersion blender container.

Using the blender or immersion blender, process until smooth.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 3 Tablespoons

Servings = 8


Amount Per Serving

Calories 30 Calories from Fat 0
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 0g 0%
    Saturated Fat 0g 0%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 169mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
    Dietary Fiber <1g <1%
    Sugars 4g  
Protein 2g  
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 18%
Calcium 6% Iron 0%
Vitamin K 7 mcg Potassium 112 mg
Magnesium 8 mg