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Cilantro Vinaigrette in a jar with a spoon.

5 Ingredient Cilantro Vinaigrette

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x


This cilantro vinaigrette is EVERYTHING. The flavor is amazing and it only takes 5 ingredients! This recipe is completely inspired by the cilantro vinaigrette in the beautiful What’s Gaby Cookin cookbook!


  • 1 huge bunch of fresh cilantro (2 cups packed)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup water, if needed


  1. Blend everything up for about a minute until smooth. Add the water if you need more volume in the blender to make it run smoothly. Season to taste!
  2. PUT ON EVERYTHING! I actually do mean everything. So delicious.


You can see Gaby’s original recipe here on her blog, or of course, in her book! I made a few small changes: omitted the shallot (to reduce sensitivity to raw onion / onion relatives), changed red wine vinegar to white vinegar (because I love the sharp tang), and added a little water (sometimes my blender needs a little added volume to help it all run smoothly).

Keep this in a jar in the fridge for 3-4 days! TREAT CITY!

  • Category: Dressing
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: cilantro dressing, cilantro vinaigrette, vinaigrette recipe