You can use this scotch bonnet lime vinaigrette over a green salad, but don’t stop there. This vinaigrette works well as a marinade, or drizzle for fresh fish, tofu or veggies... anything you want to add a delicious tangy and sweet zing too! Feel free to adjust the amount of pepper based on your spicy food tolerance, but I love mine with a real strong kick.
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1 tsp lime zest
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 Tbs finely grated fresh ginger (or ginger paste)
1 scotch bonnet pepper, seeded and finely minced
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Mix all ingredients in a jar with a tight fitting lid and shake it up, refrigerate.
For the best flavor, allow the vinaigrette's ingredients to meld overnight (6 to 8 hours) prior to serving.