Creamy Tomatillo Dressing
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This recipe is a knock-off of Cafe Rio's creamy tomatillo dressing and is delicious served over salad or in tacos, fajitas and burritos.
Recipe type: Dressing
Cuisine: Mexican
  • Half of a packet of Ranch dressing mix
  • ½ cup buttermilk (or ½ tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice + regular milk added to make ½ cup, let sit for five minutes)
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 3 small tomatillos
  • 1 clove garlic, cut into a few chunks
  • ½ bunch cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 jalapeno, roughly chopped (leave the seeds for a little more heat - it won't be that hot, don't worry)
  1. Blend all of the ingredients together in a blender until it's pulverized! Refrigerate to store.
  2. Dressing will get spicier over time.
  3. Quick note: You can substitute the ½ packet of ranch, ½ cup buttermilk and ½ cup mayo for 1 cup already prepared Ranch dressing.
  4. This recipe will make about 15 ounces of the creamy tomatillo dressing.
Recipe by This Week for Dinner at