Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins
This is a recipe that I got from my sister, who got it from her husband's cousin, and so on. It is pretty similar to the other copycat recipes listed, but this one uses cayenne instead of jalapeno.
- 1 (1 1/4 ounce) package buttermilk ranch salad dressing mix
- 1 cup cilantro
- 2 garlic cloves
- 3 tomatillos (fresh or canned)
- 1⁄3 cup buttermilk
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- Blend all ingredients except the mayo in a blender or food processor until smooth. Stir in mayo, chill for at least 2 hours (overnight is better), serve.
This recipe is as close as it gets, I know because I eat the dressing plain. My son accidentally used salad dressing when he made it instead of mayonnaise, and it still turned out great! (Just a little sweeter than usual, but everyone loved it.)
This is a delicious dressing. To me, it's not a good imitation of Cafe Rio's Creamy Tomatillo Dressing (I haven't found one that is). But anyway, I'm very glad to add this dressing to my collection! I found an identical recipe, except that it call for a jalapeno pepper... I'd like to try that as well.