June 9, 2011

Cilantro Marinade/Salad Dressing

Our favorite Mexican food restaurant has a house salad dressing that will knock your socks off!  I asked my waitress last time we were in what was in the dressing.  She said that the recipe is a secret, but she told me the ingredients (out of order of course).  I came up with something very similar to theirs and used it to marinate chicken in.  The results were perfect!  The kids LOVED the chicken and were very disappointed when it was all gone.  It is also really good on salad.

Cilantro Salad Dressing
Makes about 16 oz

2 Tbsp honey
3/4 cup orange juice
3/4 cup cilantro, leaves only
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup scallions, chopped
1/2 tsp pepper
2/3 cup olive oil

Combine everything except the olive oil in a food processor or blender and process until ingredients are all well blended and incorporated.  With the machine running, slowly pour the olive oil in and blend until thickened.  Marinade chicken in the sauce for at least 2 hours, or serve over salad.  Enjoy!

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