Okay so I know I said that I was finished talking about moving but ... I lied. Moving - Part 2 is about to begin. We have been living out of boxes for about a month and I can tell you right now, it's getting old. I don't really have a place to cook and I can never find everything I need in the boxes so we've been doing more take out than I'd like to admit. We are also going to owe some friends a few extensive meals due to feeding us more than once, not to mention helping us move. Why am I telling you all of this? It could be because I am rambling a touch, it could because I am out of coffee and I can't be held responsible for my words - it also could be because we were invited to a Memorial Day get together and I needed to bring a side and I don't have a kitchen to cook in. Yeah, that's it.
I decided that the best thing to bring would be a salad because that isn't too tough to bring somewhere and I'd whip a dressing together so I didn't feel completely lame. After going through boxes and not finding all the parts to my blender I realized something.... it was time to face my fear.
Have you seen this pin?? It terrifies me. Something about a mason jar with a blender seemed like a bad bad idea. I was wrong people. I had decided to make a southwest salad and found a yummy pin for Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette from Our Best Bites. The hiccup in my plan was the dang blender so I put on my big girl pants and through everything into a mason jar, twisted it onto the blender and held my breath.
It worked!!! YAY!!! I was even a little skeptical because the oil in the recipe was technically supposed to be streamed in as the blender was going and I skipped that step (I'm a rule breaker) and it was still perfect. This dressing was so easy to make and it is YUMMY. It is bright and fresh and not too heavy on a salad. I love it. The jar was a bonus. I popped the lid on and it was ready for travel. I didn't use all of it for the salad and I'm pretty sure I need to find some chicken to marinade in the rest. So good. Make it. Right now.
Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette
adapted from Our Best Bites