Mojito Vinaigrette Dressing Recipe -- A healthy, quick, and easy homemade salad dressing with all the flavors of a mojito! Made with lime juice, honey, and fresh chopped mint.
Let's be real, I hardly ever actually make my own dressings, and just end up squirting half a bottle of mustard on some greens and calling it a day. So when I take the whole 2 minutes out of my day to shake some oil and vinegar in an old peanut butter jar, I make sure it lasts. Fill dat jar girl!
This one though. It's tangy. A bit sweet. And da-da-dayum refreshing on some summer greenage. I wouldn't even put it pass me to slip some rum in here, and call it a cocktail. Go ahead and judge, I'll be getting buzzed off salad dressing instead.
What makes this vinaigrette dressing recipe delicious and healthy
- Olive oil
- Lime juice
- Lime zest
How to make this vinaigrette dressing
In a jar with a resealable lid, add ¾ cup of white vinegar, ¼ cup of olive oil, ½ cup lime juice, 2 tablespoons lime zest (which is about 3 limes worth), 1 ½ tablespoons of honey (or agave if vegan), and ¼ cup chopped fresh mint. Reseal jar with lid, and shake to combine. Refrigerate until ready to use for up to a week.
- Use a recycled mason jar, peanut butter jar, or pasta sauce jar to reduce waste.
- Adjust the vinegar/honey depending on how sweet or tangy you like your dressing to be.
- Use as marinade for chicken. Love it for tacos!
How long does this vinaigrette last?
In my house, not too long! 😀 I would keep it in the fridge for up to a week, since the fresh mint will start to turn bitter after too long.
Can you freeze this dressing?
I have never tried freezing it, so am unsure of the quality upon thawing. I would imagine you could freeze it WITHOUT the fresh mint, and once thawed, adding the mint to it to keep it from wilting/getting bitter.
What do you use it on?
Aside from green salads, I also use this dressing as a marinade for chicken or shrimp, tossed with grilled or roasted vegetables, or in a quinoa salad as well. The possibilities are endless!
Money-Saving Tips for this Vinaigrette Dressing Recipe:
Buy in bulk. Opt for the bulk sizes for ingredients like honey, oil, and vinegar for more cost-effective options, only if you will use the leftovers.
Shop the sales. A lot of times, limes will go on sale, and last a while in the fridge. Use the sales a driving factor for making a batch!
Did you make this recipe? Leave me a comment and rate to let me know how it turned out!