Dishing Up the Dirt

Zucchini-Lime Vinaigrette

This vinaigrette is so darn delicious that I wouldn’t judge anyone for drinking it through a straw. And what better way to use up excess zucchini than to blend it up into a tasty dressing that you can drizzle on just about anything from leafy green salads to grain bowls and even used as a marinade or dip for meat and fish. This is my new go-to dressing for the remainder of the summer and I hope you all find it as tasty and versatile as we do. I first posted the recipe a few days ago with my melon and corn salad but I figured this dressing needs it’ own post so that it’s easier to search for down the line on the blog/google search.

zucchini-lime vinaigrette

Prep Time: 5 minutes    Cook Time: 0 minutes    Serves: 1 cup

  • 1 medium zucchini, cut into 1-inch pieces (no need to peel) about 1 1/2 cups worth
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped, white and pale green parts
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped (if you're sensitive to heat add half of the jalapeño pepper, making sure to remove all the seeds)
  • 3 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt


  1. Prepare the dressing by combining all the ingredients in an upright blender and blending until smooth and creamy. Taste for seasonings and adjust as needed.


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3 thoughts on “Zucchini-Lime Vinaigrette

  1. Erica says:

    I am so curious to try this! Looks surprisingly creamy! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Mary twombly says:

    This sauce is amazing! Such a great color too… great for salad dressing and we love it on fish too. I could dink it

    1. Andrea says:

      Yay! So happy to hear! And yes, I could just put a straw in the jar and drink it too!

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