Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Cilantro lime tomatillo ranch dressing

Long title, oh my!! This dressing is my version of the Cafe Rio creamy dressing. I love this dressing!! It is so good on a salad, but also very yummy to dip chips or tortillas into....mmmm!!! This dressing has a very strong flavor. If it is too strong for you, adjust the sour cream and buttermilk to your taste.

I love garden fresh cilantro!!

Cilantro Lime Tomatillo Ranch Dressing

  • 1 buttermilk ranch dressing packet
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 tomatillos(husks removed)
  • 1 large clove of garlic
  • zest and juice of 1 lime
  • large bunch of cilantro
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper(more or less depending on the heat level you like)

Directions: Put all ingredients into food processor or blender and blend away until smooth and creamy. I usually don't have buttermilk, so I put 1 T vinegar into measuring cup and add milk to the 1/2 cup mark.

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  1. I did a knock off this dressing on my blog last week. This stuff is addictive. Your version looks so good, I'm trying it next!
    I also made some sweet chicken (like cafe rio pork-couldn't find my pork in my freezer and was running late) today in the crock pot. I love it. I'm off to check out your black beans now. I served a mission in Santiago Chile, but most of my MTC district went to Guatemala but that was a LONNNNG time ago...

  2. Ok..so I am so glad I found your blog! It's making me hungry! You've got great recipes!!

    I love cilantro, lime, tomatillos and homemade ranch dressing!! Have to try this one!

  3. What delicious ranch recipe - bookmarking :)


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