Cilantro Vinaigrette

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After my love affair with basil vinaigrette last spring, I thought it was only fitting that cilantro vinaigrette be the "it" sauce of this season!

Cilantro Vinaigrette from is the perfect go-to sauce for anything! Use it as a salad dressing or a sauce! (@whatsgabycooking)


In my quest to make life easier for everyone, including myself, here's another kitchen shortcut that will save you a hot second or two in the kitchen! Cilantro Vinaigrette can be whipped up in less than 4 minutes and you can use it on just about everything! It makes for the most delicious salad dressing, you can spoon it over roasted chicken, salmon or steak, you can toss it with a bowl of quinoa, pasta or farro, or you could eat it with a spoon straight out of the fridge. No judgement here. And if you happen to have a green thumb (unlike myself) it's the perfect way to use up all that cilantro while it goes bonkers before going to seed! And, if you love the flavors here, try the cilantro mint sauce from my chicken skewers recipe, which is also just so good on a variety of things.

Cilantro Vinaigrette

Author: Gaby Dalkin
5 from 17 votes
Cilantro Vinaigrette can be whipped up in less than 4 minutes and you can use it on just about everything!
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • 1 shallot roughly chopped
  • 2 cups tightly packed fresh cilantro leaves stems removed (about 4 ounces)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Combine all the ingredients for the cilantro vinaigrette in a high powered blender and blend for 60 seconds until very smooth.
  • Taste and adjust salt and pepper as needed. Serve immediately. Or you can refrigerate the vinaigrette for up to 5 days.


Store this in the fridge for up to a week.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Sodium: 591mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 614IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe by What's Gaby Cooking


  1. 5 stars
    I could seriously put this on everything this summer, heck even all year around. Recently made it for a pasta salad I put together for 4th of July and then I used it for a slaw for fish tacos. So gooood! Thanks, Gaby!

  2. 5 stars
    HOLY MOLY - this is DELICIOUS!! This is my new favorite vinaigrette.....I swear! I had a bunch of cilantro left over and came across this recipe and decided to try......
    This is WAY better then store bought dressing and so much healthier......
    I followed the recipe to the T......but added a tiny bit more red wine vinegar b/c I love the tang.
    This is a must try!! Love it!! Thank you for posting this!

4.95 from 17 votes (4 ratings without comment)

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