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Green Chile Lime Salad Dressing


Who loves Hatch Green Chile? Then you HAVE to try my new Green Chile Lime Salad Dressing! It’s the PERFECT way to spice up those boring Summer Salads.

A dish of green chile lime salad dressing with a big salad in the background

If you know me at all, you KNOW I love my Hatch Green Chile! Some of my favorite recipes are based on the foods I loved when I lived in New Mexico, like my Vegan Potato Soup or my Green Chile Tofu Stew. Both of which are perfect for taking the chill off of a cold New Mexico winter.

But now that summer is here, I thought I’d try a Green Chile Salad Dressing and it was amazing! Thick and creamy with the flavors of green chile and lime and just a hint of cilantro.

Green chile lovers – I hope you enjoy it.

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What’s So HOT About This Dressing?

a big salad with a little dish of green chile lime salad dressing

100% Vegan, Oil-Free, and Gluten-Free: Like all of my recipes, this recipe is made without any animal products or bottled oils and is gluten-free as well.

It’s FAST & EASY to make: Seriously, you add everything to a blender and press a button. Easy peasy 🤣.

No Cooking Involved: No stoves, no air fryers, no instant pots, not even a microwave. Just you and a salad bowl (and maybe a blender).

It’s Different: SO many people think salad dressing means ranch, blue cheese, or some kind of vinaigrette. I guarantee they won’t be expecting the bold taste of THIS dressing! And it’s GOOD! (and kind of spicy)

Main Ingredients

ingredients needed for green chile lime salad dressing

Hatch Green Chile

You can find the little cans of green chile in almost any grocery store. Just look in the aisle that has tortillas, salsas, and Mexican food products. MOST of those little 4oz cans do not have any spicy heat at all, but SOME do – especially if they say Hatch on the label.

In my opinion, the Hatch has the better flavor – but get whatever you can find.

Plant-Based Yogurt

Kite Hill and Foragers are 2 different brands that make plant-based yogurt. Just make sure it is plain and not vanilla-flavored. Also, there are some Instant Pots that have a yogurt setting if you’re into making your own.

Cilantro

I’m one of those weird people that LIKES cilantro, and to me….. cilantro & green chile belong together like peanut butter & jelly. But if it tastes like soap to you….. you can leave this “evil weed” out.

*See the recipe card at the bottom of the page for exact quantities and detailed cooking directions.

Making The Green Chile Lime Dressing

side view of a blender jar with green chile lime salad dressing

Step 1

Add all of the ingredients to your favorite blender jar. I love the Nutribullet for small batches like this.

top down view of green chile lime salad dressing

Step 2

Process until smooth and creamy

Salad Suggestions

Salad with rice, beans, and this green Chile lime salad dressing

Try adding rice and black beans to your salad!

The greens provide vitamins & minerals, the beans provide fiber and protein, and the rice provides the starch that will fill you up. (RIP Dr. John McDougall we miss you)

I also added some carrots, English cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, green onions, and jalapenos. This Green Chile Lime Salad Dressing was the perfect accompaniment for a Southwestern Salad Bowl like this.

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  • Author:
    Chuck Underwood


  • Prep Time:
    15 min


  • Total Time:
    15 minutes


  • Yield:
    ½ pint 1x


  • Category:
    Salads & Dressings


  • Method:
    Blender


  • Cuisine:
    Mexican


  • Diet:
    Vegan


Description

Who loves Hatch Green Chile? Then you HAVE to try my new Green Chile Lime Salad Dressing! It’s the PERFECT way to spice up those boring Summer Salads.


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Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender and process until smooth. 
  2. Store in a tightly sealed container or jar in the fridge for up to 1 week.


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