Spicy Coconut Dressing

chili lime salad dressing
Photo: Johnny Miller

The heat of red chile is offset by creamy coconut milk for a perfect balance of spicy and sweet. Try it over a shrimp-studded salad.


  • ½ cup low-fat coconut milk

  • 1 seeded and thinly sliced small fresh red chile, such as Thai or serrano

  • 1 thinly sliced scallion

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced fresh mint

  • 2 teaspoons safflower oil

  • ¼ teaspoon coarse salt


  1. Shake together coconut milk, chile, scallion, lime juice, mint, oil, and salt.

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