This Honey, Lime Cilantro Dressing is divine trio of fresh flavors that goes so well with any salad. It's perfect on this Strawberry, Spinach and Pecan salad, which make a an ideal light summer meal, a side salad or potluck salad.
Course dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Canadian, North American
Keyword cilantro, dressing, honey, lime
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Total Time 20minutes
Strawberry Spinach Pecan Salad
10oz-bag of baby spinach
1lb- container of strawberries
⅓cup- chopped or thinly sliced red onions
Honey Lime Cilantro Dressing
5tablespoonfresh lime juice* the juice from 2 whole limes
Add all ingredients to a bowl or salad shaker and shake or whisk together.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees/175 degrees C.
Add pecans in a single layer in pie plate or baking sheet and roast for 5 to 10 minutes.
Stir or shake the pan occasionally so the nuts brown evenly without burning. *NOTE: Do not walk away and leave this unattended- it will burn!
Mix all salad ingredients together in a large bowl.
Just prior to serving, pour dressing over salad and mix.
💭 Top tipDon’t put the dressing on your salad until just prior to serving. This prevents it from getting soggy. 🍽 EquipmentYou don't need any special equipment to make this recipe but I do recommend using a salad shaker (aka Tupperware Quick shakes- affiliate link). My mom gave me one of these years ago and I love using it for everything from dressings to gravies. This is one of those 'you don't know how much you needed it, until you have it' kinda things). And it will last you forever- I think I’ve had mine 25+ years. 👪 SERVING SIZEThis recipe is for an entire salad, which serves 4 people (as a meal). If you are using it as a side salad, it will serve 8 people. 2 tablespoon's of the dressing is 2 WW points on the blue plan. WITH THE SALAD, it's 4.5 Weight Watchers points, if you have it as a meal (the whole salad divided by 4, with 2 tablespoon of dressing)📖 Variations & Substitutions
Cilantro: If you don't have fresh cilantro, you can use dried, but it's not
Lime: you can use lime juice from concentrate, but you only need ½ the amount (2 ½ tablespoon )
Salad: you can use lettuce or spring mix instead of spinach and substitute walnuts for the pecans, if desired.
Oil - you can substitute another kind of oil, such as canola oil
👪 Serving sizeThis recipe is for an entire salad, which serves 4 people (as a meal). If you are using it as a side salad, it will serve 8 people.My Amazon Recommendations (affiliate links)
📋 Honey Lime Cilantro Dressing
Amount Per Serving (2 tablespoon)
Calories 107Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Vitamin A 9IU0%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.