Lime and Chia Vinaigrette

Here’s a bright, refreshing take on a classic vinaigrette. Lime stands in for vinegar, adding zesty brightness, and honey mellows the intensity of Dijon.

Lime and Chia Vinaigrette Recipe
Photo: Alison Miksch
Hands On Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 serves

It’s a savory-sweet symphony of flavors, perfect for a plain salad of greens (well, not so plain once this dressing arrives) or a platter of avocado and grapefruit nestled into leaves of Bibb lettuce. It would even be at home as a dipping sauce for chicken skewers. For the oil-conscious, the chia seeds add an extra bonus: since they become viscous after soaking in the liquid, there are only two tablespoons of olive oil in a batch.


  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (from 2 limes)

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • 2 teaspoons honey

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Whisk together lime juice, oil, 2 tablespoons water, chia seeds, mustard, honey, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Let stand until slightly thickened, 15 minutes. Use to dress 6 cups of greens. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 1 week.

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