Monday, February 1, 2010

Cafe Rio Creamy Tomatillo Dressing, Take 2

I posted a recipe for this dressing a while ago, but I think this new one is better. It tastes more like the real thing, in my opinion. It's important, people! Just trust me on this one...

Cafe Rio Creamy Tomatillo Dressing, Take 2
1 pkg. dry ranch dressing mix
1 C buttermilk
1 C mayonnaise
1-2 tomatillos
1/2 clove garlic, minced
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
1/2 tsp. lime juice
1/2 small jalapeno, seeds removed

Blend together in food processor till smooth--NO chunks! Let dressing sit for a few hours for best taste...


gnee said...


Thanks for your yummy recipes. Do you or your readers have a clone of Cafe Rio's Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette
Dressing? That is my favorite and I would love to use it daily!

Jeremy & Karen said...

I found this online, but haven't tried it yet. If you decide to try it, let me know what you think and I'll post it, ok?

6 tablespoons oil (half olive, half vegetable)
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 clove garlic, minced
1 small hot pepper, finely chopped (or to taste)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Combine all ingredients in small jar. Shake well and set aside

Lolli said...

I am seriously addicted to this dressing, karen! Thanks!

Rebecca Ruda said...

This is incredibly delicious! I substituted plain yogurt for the mayo, to make it healthier. The dressing is a little thinner, but just as good!