This is my newest addiction. It is amazing on a salad, with chicken, quesadillas, fresh veggies, and burgers. Yes, I have tried it on just about everything.
A couple of friends of mine introduced me to this amazing recipe last month (a copycat version of Cafe Rio’s incredible dressing!), and then I happened to promise some other friends that I would post the recipe “soon.” Um, it’s not really soon, but the anticipation will make it taste that much sweeter, right?
Without further ado, Creamy Tomatillo Dressing:
- 1 pkg. dry ranch dressing mix
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1-2 tomatillos
- ½ clove garlic, minced
- ½ bunch cilantro, chopped
- ½ tsp. lime juice
- ½ small jalapeno, seeds removed
- Blend all ingredients together until smooth - no chunks! Refrigerate dressing for a few hours for best taste.
- You can add more cilantro or jalapeno according to taste.
And now I have to tell you a story. When I made this dressing last month (on Reese’s birthday, in fact), CandyMan happened to be working at the kitchen table. He saw me putting things into the blender and got excited that I was making a shake. When he glanced over and saw me pouring a completely GREEN liquid into a jar, he gasped, “What is IN that? Why is it so green?” I calmly replied, “Tomatillos and jalapenos…” When I noticed his face after telling him the ingredients, I knew something was wrong. Poor guy thought I had added tomatillos and jalapenos to vanilla ice cream.
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