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Cilantro-Orange Dressing

The fruit juice in this Cilantro-Orange Dressing makes it a great tasting and refreshing salad topper.This is perfect for a hot summer's day and even year-round.

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The combination of the slightly sweet and sour ingredients, with an Oriental twist, create a nice creamy and flavourful dressing.

This salad dressing recipe would be suitable for numerous types of simple salad recipes - year-round.

By using low-fat mayonnaise and low-fat sour cream, you will create a really healthy dressing without preservatives or added chemicals.

Cilantro Orange Dressing


  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) low fat sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) salt
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) chopped cilantro
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 green onions, chopped 1/4 cup (60 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) apple-cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) orange zest
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) orange pieces - peeled, seeded & chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon (15 ml) honey


1. Pulse all the ingredients in a food processor until well blended.

2. Transfer any unused dressing to a tightly sealed jar and refrigerate. (I use small mason jars)

3. This dressing can be kept for one week, in the refrigerator.

Yield: About 2 cups (500 ml)

Did you know

- that cilantro can aid your body in getting rid of heavy metals such as mercury, lead and aluminum.

- that cilantro is also a blood cleanser.

- that cilantro can increase your body's ability to heal itself. Especially from viral and bacterial re-occurring infections.

- that the recommended daily amount of 2 teaspoons (minced) used in salads or sprinkled on your food for two to three weeks will allow its curing properties to work for you

- that orange juice, orange zest and orange pulp are all full of beneficial vitamins and minerals

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