“This Cilantro Jalapeno Vinaigrette was created by my father-in-law, Hank Cibula. This is the signature salad dressing at the Franklin Inn Mexican Restaurant. Whenever I show up to a church potluck with a salad I take along this salad dressing and receive rave reviews even from those initially afraid to give it a try. It tastes good on everything. Toss it in a salad, dip your favorite veggies in it, or use it as a marinade on grilled chicken for your spring grilling. It’s one of my favorites because it is so simple to make, people enjoy it, and I get soooo many compliments on it. Folks love it and I love the look of tasty delight on their faces when I share it.”
Here is what you’ll need:
1 cup red wine vinegar
3 medium-size jalapeno peppers, stemmed and cut up (seeds included)
1 large bunch fresh cilantro with stems, ends trimmed
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
2 1/2 cups extra-virgin olive oil
For extra heat, add more jalapeno
Directions: In a blender or food processor fitted with the metal blade, place the red wine vinegar, jalapenos and cilantro. Blend until pureed. Add the sugar, salt and olive oil. Blend until emulsified. Enjoy!
Make it a Gift: Search your favorite discount department store for decorative cruets that you give along with the salad dressing. Remember…leave the dish! Here’s a beautiful and affordable idea…
Norpro Grape/Oil/Vinegar Cruet available online for only $15.95. Don’t forget to search for those secret coupon codes, too for additional dollars off and/or free shipping. My favorite resource for these codes is http://www.ratherbeshopping.com/. Tell my friend Kyle that I sent ya!