Homemade Coconut Lime Herb Salad Dressing

Delicious coconut milk salad dressing recipe with lime, tahini & herbs

Coconut Lime Herb Salad Dressing

Homemade Coconut Lime Herb Salad Dressing: This raw food recipe isn't fat-free, since coconut milk and tahini both have plenty of fat, but there is no added oil.

Dried herbs are quick and inexpensive to use, but fresh herbs make for astounding flavor if you want to take the time and effort. Serve with any salad, or steamed veggies.

Total prep & cook time: 15 min

6 Servings

Nutrition Data Per Serving, 39g: 75 calories, 56 calories from fat, 4g carbs, 7g fat, 102mg sodium, 1g sugars, 0g dietary fiber, 1g protein, very low Cholesterol. Good source Manganese. Estimated glycemic load: 1.


  • 1/2 can full fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (1 -2 limes)
  • 1 tsp apple cider or rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp agave syrup or any sweetener
  • 2 Tbsp tahini
  • 1 Tbsp lime zest (from 1/2 lime)
  • 1/4 tsp salt or to taste
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp dried basil leaves, or 1 Tbsp fresh minced
  • 1 tsp dried marjoram leaves, or 1 Tbsp fresh
  • 1 tsp dried tarragon leaves, or 1 Tbsp fresh
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano leaves, or 1 tsp fresh
  • Optional: 1/4 tsp dried garlic powder, or 1 fresh garlic clove peeled and stemmed
  • Optional: 1/2 tsp dried ginger, or 1 Tbsp fresh minced (1/2 inch slice)
  • Optional: 1/2 tsp onion powder, or 1 scallion (white part) minced
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  1. Zest the lime and set aside
  2. Squeeze the lime juice
  3. Prepare the fresh herbs, ginger, garlic and scallion if using. Strip the herbs off the stems and use just the leaves
  4. Blend the coconut milk, lime juice, vinegar, sweetener and tahini
  5. Add the lime zest, salt, herbs & spices and blend for 30 seconds
  6. Adjust the seasonings to taste
  7. Transfer the dressing to a serving or storage container and refrigerate for 1/2 hour before using

Recipe Tips:

Look for fresh herbs at a farmer's market - they will be far cheaper and fresher than those sold in grocery stores.

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If you don't have some of the herbs on hand, just use what you have. Substitute 1 Tbsp Mediterranean or Italian herb mix for the dried herbs if you like.

When first made, this salad dressing recipe is runny, but 1/2 hour in the fridge and it will thicken up nicely.

This dressing is wonderful on steamed vegetables, and adds a rich, delicious flavor and creamy texture to grain salads, such as Quinoa French lentil herb salad

Recipe Comments:

This is Great.. 1 thing tho I used nutmeg in place of ginger... Very good!! - Kim T.

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