If you’ve submitted your DNA to 23andme recently, you know that there’s a gene that determines whether or not it’s likely that you like the taste of cilantro. Some people think cilantro tastes like soap or other unappetizing flavors. I am not one of those people. I love cilantro. I eat it with anything Mexican and more. I love it in guacamole, as a garnish on soup or tacos and even in pesto (instead of basil).
This year for the Super Bowl instead of having buffalo wings with ranch or blue cheese dressing, I decided to try something different: a cilantro lime ranch sauce. While it didn’t taste totally marvelous with buffalo wings it came in handy as a dressing for a kale and avocado salad and as a dip for chicken strips.
I went with healthier than I’d normally eat for two reasons 1) health purposes and 2) because I was curious if I could detect a healthy taste or if it would fool me into thinking it was the real full fat deal. I can’t tell you I noticed I was eating a healthier dressing/dip which means this recipe passes the test!
- Put all ingredients in a high-speed blender or food processor and process until smooth. Let chill at least two hours or prepare the day before serving.
- Eat with veggies, flautas, taquitos, buffalo wings or fries, drizzled over tacos or quesadillas, as a spread on a sandwich, wrap or burger or as a dressing for salad.