SOUTHWEST VINEGAR DRESSING
1 large bunch fresh cilantro
12 fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded, cut in half lengthwise
12 cloves garlic, cut in half lengthwise
1 lime, sliced thin
12 dried tomato halves
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
5 17-ounce (2.5 L) bottles white wine vinegar
Additional fresh cilantro sprigs and line slices (optional)
Twist cilantro stems gently. Place cilantro and next 5 ingredients in a large glass container.
In 3-quart Saucepan (3L utensil), bring vinegar to a boil, and pour over cilantro mixture. Cover and let stand at room temperature 2 weeks.
Pour mixture through a large wire-mesh strainer into decorative bottles, discarding solids. Thread additional cilantro sprigs and lime slices on a wooden skewer, if desired, and place in bottle. Seal and store in a cool dark place