Chipotle-Cilantro Vinaigrette Dressing

A pepper made popular by a big burrito chain, the chipotle is a fiery little jalapeño that’s left on the vine until it’s fully ripened. It’s then picked, smoked and ground into a rich, red powder that can be used to spice up dressings, sauces, soups or even smoothies. Try it combined with lime and fresh cilantro in this kicked-up vinaigrette, perfect on a Mexican-style salad, as a taco topping or drizzled over pasta or rice.

Chipotle-Cilantro Vinaigrette

Chipotle-Cilantro Vinaigrette


¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup white wine vinegar
2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
Juice of 1 lime
1-1/2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
¼ to ½  tsp. chipotle powder, to taste
Optional: chipotle seeds, to taste and desired heat
1-2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro


1. Combine all ingredients in blender.

2. Pulse until blended.


About Maura Knowles

“Mo’s Healthy Morsels” is written by Maura (“Mo”) Knowles, a certified health coach, recipe developer and owner of Mac-n-Mo’s, a vegan baked goods company created by Knowles to help her dad eat better (and still enjoy food!) after he underwent quadruple bypass surgery in 2010. Knowles’ recipes for snacks, treats and other fun and healthy dishes appear every week here on the Vitacost blog.

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