Saturday, July 23, 2011

Creamy Tomatillo Dressing

This is a popular Cafe Rio recipe.  It's a very refreshing, light dressing, and it is great with the Cafe Rio Chicken and Cilantro-Lime Rice, though it would be good on a taco salad too.
The recipe makes about a quart, which is a bit too much for us, so I usually put some in a pretty jar and pass it on to a friend or neighbor.  
A couple of helpful tips:  1.  If you don't have buttermilk, you can use 1 c. milk and 1 Tbsp. white vinegar or lemon juice and let it sit for 5-10 minutes.  2.  If you don't have mayo, you can substitute sour cream or greek yogurt.  Do NOT use Miracle Whip.

Creamy Tomatillo Dressing

2 tomatillos
1 buttermilk ranch dressing packet
1 c. buttermilk
1 c. mayo
1/2 bunch cilantro
1 clove garlic
jalapeño, seeded
juice of 1 lime

1.  Use food processor or blender to blend all ingredients.
Keep refrigerated in an airtight container.

source:  Kate M.

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