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Chili Lime Vinaigrette – Oil Free & Gluten Free

chili lime vinaigrette

Salad dressings and vinaigrette’s are very easy to make at home. Not to mention, store bought salad dressings are often full of added preservatives and ingredients that no one can pronounce! This chili lime vinaigrette is a super simple recipe, using only 6 common ingredients, and requires zero skill. Better yet, this dressing uses NO oil, making it a perfectly healthy option, without sacrificing on bold flavours.

I have rule of thumb when buying anything in package or carton at the grocery store. Basically, anything that isn’t an ingredient, but rather lists ingredients, I tend to analyze thoroughly. Is it just me? Tell me I’m not alone in this. So as I was saying…my rule of thumb. If I cannot pronounce the ingredient, or if there is some kind of abbreviated ingredient, I put it back. I mean, 99% of the time anyways. I am still human after all. But when it comes to salad dressings, given how EASY they are to make at home, it’s a no brainer.

This chili lime vinaigrette is SO easy to make.

It uses only 6 ingredients, many of which can be substituted if you don’t have them all available. For instance, if you don’t have white wine vinegar, you can sub for apple cider. If you don’t have tamari or soy sauce, just add a little salt instead. Get creative! Make it work with whatever you have in your fridge and pantry.

So, what are you waiting for? Give this dressing a try on your next salad. I used this salad dressing with my 7 layer spinach salad, and the combo was fantastic!

chili lime vinaigrette

Chili Lime Vinaigrette ā€“ Oil Free & Gluten Free

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 servings (makes 1/2 cup)
For your next salad, skip the store bought dressing and opt for this super easy to make, oil free chili lime vinaigrette.
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  • 1 lime zested & juiced
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp tamari or soy sauce if not avoiding gluten
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne or to taste


  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
  • Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and use with your favourite salads. Make sure to give it a good shake or stir before serving.
Serving: 2tbsp | Calories: 26kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Sodium: 253mg | Potassium: 37mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 4.9mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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*Nutritional information is an estimate, calculated using online tools.

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