“Lick the Blender Clean” Hatch Chile Dressing

I keep a huge bowl of salad in my fridge at all times. I love to be able to serve my family a fresh and delicious salad with our dinners. Unfortunately the big kid (read: my significant other) isn’t an eager salad eater so I always keep a dressing on hand that will appease him. I just knew that if I could concoct a tasty hatch chile dressing, I would have a willing salad eater this week.
My 5 year old daughter and I put this together (she operated the blender and poured in the measured ingredients). Once it was done, she couldn’t get enough of it! After I poured the dressing into my snazzy dressing bottle, she licked the dressing out of the blender and I hope you will too (don’t worry, we won’t judge).

“Lick the Blender Clean” Hatch Chile Dressing


  • 3 hatch chiles, roasted and peeled
  • 1/4 C cilantro leaves
  • 3 T honey
  • 2 T lime juice
  • 2 T Apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 t sea salt
  • 1/4 C olive oil


  1. Place the chiles, cilantro, honey, lime and vinegar into a blender or food processor. Process until the hatch chile is chopped and everything is well combined.
  2. With your machine running, drizzle in the olive oil very slowly.
  3. This dressing will stay good in the fridge for a couple of weeks but we used it all way before then at my house.


  1. Karmen, my word! This dressing is just what the title says! Very tasty!!! Great way to use up the chile’s this week, especially if you aren’t into them as a rule. Just made a batch and its chilling in the fridge now. Thanks for sharing and giving me a new way to view hatch chiles.

  2. Thanks! My husband loves things a bit spicy and the rest of us don’t. I’ll be making him a batch of this to try! We all love creamier dressings and he LOVES the vinegar/oil types, so this should be a win-win for him!

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