Cilantro Jalapeno Vinaigrette

This is a bright, zesty and slightly spicy vinaigrette that will compliment any salad!

Cilantro-Jalapeno-Vinaigrette

I love me some Mexican flavors!  I think I eat like 75% of Mexican food due to growing up in L.A. I’m sure : )

Cilantro-Jalapeno-lime-Vinaigrette

Recipe - Makes Approx: 1 3/4 Cups

  • 2 Cups Cilantro Leaves
  • 1 – 2 Jalapeno Pepper
  • 1 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Cup White Wine Vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt or to taste

Instructions: 

Remove the stem and seeds from the jalapeno and mince in a food processor or blender then add the garlic and mince.

Measure and add all other ingredients and blend together well

Health Benefits:

Cilantro is an extreme anti-oxidant immune-booster that helps detoxify the body by loosening them from the tissue, binding to and pulling out toxins and heavy metals. It helps promote a healthy liver function and is an overall digestive aid.  It is a powerful anti-inflammatory that may help symptoms of arthritis and joint pain. Cilantro can lower bad cholesterol level and increase the good cholesterol level. It also helps with insulin secretion and lowers blood sugar.  It is rich in essential oils, vitamins and is one of the richest herbal sources for vitamin K and dietary fiber.  It is also an excellent source of omega-3, omega-6 fatty acids and calcium.

Jalapeno are a rich source of vitamin C, 1 pepper provides 18 % of the daily value for men and 23 % for women. They also have a good amount of vitamin A, which helps skin and eye health.  Jalapenos contain phenols, flavonoids and capsaicinoids that help the body fight free radicals, inflammation and promote weight loss.  The bioflavinoids are powerful antioxidants and help strengthen blood vessels. They also fight nasal congestion by stimulating secretions that help clear mucus from the nose.  They contain more vitamin B6 aiding the immune system, E that protect the cells and K, which increases bone mass, than any other pepper.

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