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Cilantro Tomatillo Ranch Dressing (Café Rio)

Cilantro Tomatillo Ranch Dressing (Café Rio)

Ingredients

Cilantro 1 Bunch
Hidden Valley Ranch Mix 1 package
Mayonnaise 1 Cup
Sour Cream or Buttermilk 1 Cup
Tomatillos 2
Garlic 1 Clove
Lime 1
Jalapeno 1

Cilantro Tomatillo Ranch Dressing (Café Rio)

Cilantro Tomatillo Ranch Dressing (Café Rio)

I have no idea if this is the actual recipe for Café Rio’s dressing, but it tastes so good that it doesn’t matter!

I love a recipe that allows you to dump everything into a food processor or blender, and that is pretty much how to make this dressing.

You don’t need both the Buttermilk and the Sour Cream if you are using it for a dip use the Sour Cream if its just for a Salad Dressing use the Buttermilk, if you don’t have Buttermilk and lets face it who does ! use a cup of regular milk and add either a tablespoon of Lemon Juice or a Tablespoon of Vinegar I make mine a little thicker than they do, I have to make it for Vegetable Appetizers so it needs to be able to stand up.

Steps

  1. Remove the husk from the Tomatillos and quarter them.
  2. Using plastic gloves or slip your hands into two Ziploc bags, don’t laugh it works !  cut the top off the Jalapeno and cut it in half, with your covered hands scoop out the seeds and membranes, if you like it hot leave them in.
  3. Cut the top off the Cilantro, just use the top leaves & stems, leave the bottom stems.
  4. Peel the Garlic clove.
  5. Dump all ingredients into a food processor or blender
  6. Squeeze the lime juice in and blend this tightens it all up.
  7. Refrigerate until it is needed & try not to put it on everything.

Servings

0

Prep

10 min

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Skill Level

Easy