El Torito Cilantro and Pepita Salad Dressing

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

I love this dressing at El Torito. I could sit there and just eat it with a spoon. I found this copy-cat recipe and I wanted to post it so I can make it myself, and secretly eat it straight from the jar :-)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place all dressing ingredients except cilantro, mayonnaise and water in a blender of food processor.
  2. Blend approximately 10 seconds, and then add cilantro little by little until blended smooth.
  3. Depending on size of blender, it may be necessary to do in batches.
  4. Place mayonnaise and water in a large stainless steel bowl, and mix with a wire whip until smooth.
  5. Add the blended ingredients to the mayonnaise mixture, and mix thoroughly.
  6. Place in an airtight container and refrigerate.
  7. Will keep for three days.


Most Helpful

This dressing is fantastic, but holy moly it is fattening! I replaced the mayo with yogurt and it tastes exactly the same! Delicious!

road_warrior0428 January 16, 2010

This recipe really is good! Thanks for sharing.

Paulkatie G. December 18, 2016

This is excellent except for one tiny thing. The first time I made this it seemed like something was missing... A few squeezes of lime juice and it was perfect. This dressing also is wonderful for making fish tacos. Corn tortillas lightly browned, fish of your choice breaded or not, cabbage, cotija, diced tomatoes and this dressing over top. (Of course you can add whatever else you like.) Delicioso!

Trinity M. January 10, 2016

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