Fire Roasted Poblano, Cilantro & Lime Dressing is my new favorite. Slightly smoky bright flavors, balanced by toasted cumin, cilantro and fresh lime juice. I wanted each component to hold it’s flavor identity, so I’ve left it slightly chunky. Turns out this dressing doubles as a kickin’ salsa :) and soon to be used as a marinade.
Flame Roasted Poblano, Cilantro & Lime Dressing
- 2 poblano peppers
- 2 to matillos papery husks removed
- 2 small jalapeno seeds removed
- 2 limes
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 Tbl. white onion
- 1 bunch fresh cilantro
- 3 Tbl. apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp. ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- olive oil
- Flame roast poplano peppers until skins are black and well charred. This can be done on your gas stove, gas grill or under the broiler. Once charred, place in a metal bowl and cover with plastic wrap for 5 minutes. Rinse under cool water, removing charred skin, stem and seeds. Place flesh into blender.
- Bring a small pan of water to boil. Boil tomatillos and jalapenos for 3-4 minutes. Remove with slotted spoon and place in blender.
- Squeeze juice of 2 limes into blender. Add garlic, onion, cilantro, vinegar, cumin and salt. Blend to desired consistency.
- With blender running, drizzle olive oil in a thin stream. Use as little oil as none to up to a 1/2 cup for a classic vinaigrette ratio. Adjust seasoning to taste.
Store in refrigerator for up to a week.