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Chili Lime Vinaigrette

This chili lime vinaigrette is the BEST recipe when you’re craving healthy Mexican inspired food. Use it as a marinade or a salad dressing . . . it’s so versatile! With a simple ingredient list: oil, lime juice, honey, garlic, and spices - it’s a cinch to make and SO flavorful.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dressing, Salad
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: chili lime dressing, chili lime vinaigrette
Servings: 20 tablespoons
Calories: 54kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth


  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 4 cloves  garlic pressed using a garlic press
  • teaspoon  chili powder
  • teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 - 1  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne


  • Place olive oil, lime juice, honey, garlic, chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, and cayenne into a mason jar, blender, or food processor.
  • Seal and shake or blend until well combined.
  • Taste and re-season if necessary.
  • Use immediately.
  • Store leftovers in a sealed airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. Let come to room temperature before serving.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 16mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 136IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg