Sunday, January 17, 2010

Adventures in cooking- chipotle honey lime vinaigrette

Had to share the recipe for some delicious dressing I just made. If you have never made your own dressing before, well then you are in for a treat and you will probably never want store-bought dressing again! Dressing is really easy to make at home and there are so many endless possibilities to make. Lately I've totally been hooked on this tahini dressing ( but tonight I was in the mood for something a bit more spicy. I made this dressing in hopes of recreating the chipotle honey lime dressing that they serve at Chipotle. I crave that dressing so I thought instead of spending $6 for a salad (just to relish in the dressing), why not make it at home. So I gave it a try and it turned out really well. All measurements are really just guesses because I didn't measure anything.

Chipotle lime honey vinaigrette
2 chipotle peppers (you can get these in a can usually with adobe sauce)
1 lime
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/2 cup oil of some sort (I used vegetable, I just wouldn't recommend olive oil)
2 Tbsp. honey (?- I am really not sure how much I used but adjust to your preferred sweetness)
some salt

Place the chipotle peppers, juice from one lime, vinegar, honey, and salt in a food processor. Pulse until peppers are all mixed up. Slowly pour the oil into the food processor while it is still running until you have a creamy bowl of goodness. Make yourself a salad with some avocado, black beans, pumpkin seeds, and some queso fresco if you're lucky enough to have some in the house and top with the dressing. So good!

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