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Healthy Guajillo Chile Lime Vinaigrette

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Guajillo Chili Lime Vinaigrette in a glass jar with chiles, lime and garlic on a wooden board

This Guajillo Chile Lime Vinaigrette is tangy, sweet and slightly spicy. I created it as a special healthy vinaigrette to go with my Avocado Chile Lime Bowl. It’s great on grilled vegetables and also perfect as a meat marinade. This vinaigrette recipe is healthier than other vinaigrettes as it uses less sugar and less oil.

quinoa, pinto bean bowl with vegetables and pepitas on a wooden board

Makes the Perfect Dressing for any Quinoa Salad

This healthy vinaigrette makes the perfect dressing for almost any quinoa salad. I love it with my Avocado Chile Lime Bowl. It is a little thinner than other vinaigrettes because it’s thinned and flavored with the chili water instead of all that oil but much healthier for you.

How to make Guajillo Chile Lime Vinaigrette in pictures:

Ingredients for Guajillo Chili Lime Vinaigrette

Gather your ingredients. If you can’t find the guajillo chiles (paid link) in your grocery store or local market, you can get them online.

Guajillo chiles in a pan with water

Cut off the stems of the chiles and shake out the seeds. Place the chiles in a pan with 1 1/2 cups of water. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 10 min.

Guajillo Chilies, garlic, oil, lime juice in food processor

Place the chiles (save the chile water) into a food processor (paid link) or immersion blender (paid link). Add oil, 5 tablespoons of the chili water, garlic cloves, lime juice, honey and salt.

Guajillo Chili Lime Vinaigrette in food processor

Process until smooth. Taste and adjust salt if needed.

Guajillo Chili Lime Vinaigrette in a glass jar with chiles, lime and garlic on a wooden board

Store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks. Goes perfectly with my Avocado Chile Lime Bowl!

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Guajillo Chili Lime Vinaigrette in a glass jar with chiles, lime and garlic on a wooden board

Guajillo Chili Lime Vinaigrette

This Guajillo Chili Lime Vinaigrette is tangy, sweet and slightly spicy. I created it as a special vinaigrette to go with my Avocado Chile Lime Bowl. It's great on grilled vegetables and also perfect as a meat marinade! This vinaigrette recipe is healthier than other vinaigrettes as it uses less sugar and less oil.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dressing
Servings 1 cup

Equipment

  • Food processor or immersion blender

Ingredients
  

  • 3 guajillo chiles, stems cut off and deseeded
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil (or use a combination of olive and avocado oil)
  • 5 tablespoons water (use the water from rehydrating the chiles)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 3/4 teaspoon of kosher salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground New Mexico chili (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Cut off the stems of the chiles and shake out the seeds. Place the chilies in a pan with 1 1/2 cups of water. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 10 min.
  • Place the chiles (save the chile water) into a food processor. Add oil, 5 tablespoons of the chile water, garlic cloves, lime juice, honey and salt. Process until smooth. Taste and adjust salt if needed. Store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.
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