Wednesday, July 20, 2011

cafe rio cilantro ranch dressing

Several of the copycat Cafe Rio recipes were made for Campbell's birthday bash.  As I said I did not care for the rice or the beans but, the pork was great and it serves an army.  Since making Ina's green goddess dressing and being heartbroken over the bad nutritional values on my favorite Galeos dressing I have really come to appreciate and love how easy and tasty homemade dressing can be.  This dressing could not be easier to make.  It is cool and creamy with a kick.  It was great on both the salad and as a sauce for the tacos.  I will definitely be making this again.

cafe rio cilantro ranch dressing

1 package hidden valley ranch dressing mix
1 cup lowfat (2%) buttermilk
1 cup lowfat mayo
2 tomatillos - husked removed and quartered
2 clove garlic, rough chop
1/2 bunch cilantro, rough chop
juice of 1 lime
1 jalapeno, (seeds removed if you want less spicy).

Throw everything in the blender and blend.  Store in the refrigerator 1-2 hours to let the flavors develop.


That Girl said...

How does this compare with El Torito's cilantro pepita dressing?

Kitchen Belleicious said...

now I can see myself putting this on just about everything I make. Salads, chips, meat, chicken, seafood. You name it. It sounds and looks unbelievable. I really am loving this recipe girl

Faith said...

This looks fantastic! I've never heard of this dressing but I love all the components...buttermilk-based dressings are my favorite!

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