Mexican Creamy Cilantro Dressing

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Based on a Rick Bayless recipe that uses garlic, cilantro, feta cheese, fresh lime juice, and vegetable oil.  Make ahead at least an hour to allow flavors to blend.
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    • 2 2 " x 1/4 slice of lime peel, green only,no white pith
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice (Mexican limes are best if available, also called Key Limes)
    • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and coarsely chopped
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
    • 1/2 of 1 fresh chile (use serrano, or jalapeno) seeded, coarsely chopped
    • 2/3 cup vegetable oil such as canola or a virgin (not extra virgin) olive oil
    • 3 tablespoons good quality Feta cheese (no preservatives or thickeners
    • Salt to taste


Place the ingredients in a blender jar and blend until creamy and smooth. Taste and adjust salt as needed. The salt content of Feta can vary immensely make sure to taste before adding any additional seasoning.
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