We love Cafe Rio so much around here. So much. And best of all, their tomatillo ranch salad dressing. But since there are no Cafe Rios near me, I have to make my own. And in January, we usually do a “reset” where we pray about the year to come, and fast both processed carbs and sugar to remind us to pray. Which means we are making SALAD (and all-the-salad-dressings! And especially THIS salad dressing!) a ton right now.
Also, since we both hate cilantro, I figured out how to make the tomatillo ranch salad dressing minus the cilantro.
To make the (slightly improved) tomatillo ranch like Cafe Rio- gather-
1 (1 ounce) package Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing mix
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup Mayo
1 large or 2 small tomatillos
1 clove garlic , minced
1/2 bunch parsley, chopped
1/2 teaspoon lime juice
1/2 to 1 small jalapeno , seeds removed
Combine ingredients in a food processor. Serve over fajita salad. Or eat with a spoon.
YUM. Happy January!