From The Kitchen Of Rachelle Underwood

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Creamy Tomatillo Ranch

I don't know about you, but salads are only good when the dressing is good. For Christmas Eve I made the Cafe Rio Salad re-creation, and it was awesome to have Mexican food in Hawaii. Hawaii does not have a good variety of Mexican products in the grocery store, and so I find that I don't have Mexican food as much. This is a bummer because it is my favorite food.
I really love this dressing to pieces, and for those of you that don't know about Cafe Rio, it is a Baja Mexican inspired restaurant in the western part of the United States. It started out in Utah, and now they have them in selected western states. This dressing is soooooo incredibly good, and I LOVE that when I make it, I have a whole container of it, instead of the little cup they give you at the restaurant. I serve this dressing with any of the following: meat, salad (of course), rice, beans, pico de gallo, or any other add in you like on your salad.

Creamy Tomatillo Ranch

1 packet Ranch dressing mix (not BUTTERMILK)
1 c. mayonnaise
1 c. buttermilk
2 tomatillos, remove husk, diced
1/2 bunch of fresh cilantro
1 clove garlic
juice of 1 lime
1 jalapeno, seeded and veins removed
1 tsp salt

Mix all ingredients together in the blender. Store in a container, in the fridge.

1 comment:

Kaden Epstein said...

I'd love the cafe rio copy cat recipe that you use...I've tried a few and would love your take on it!