Café Rio Cilantro Ranch Dressing


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Café Rio is a very popular restaurant started here in Utah, now with locations throughout the country. They have this amazing cilantro ranch dressing that is to die for! I crave it quite frequently. I love Café Rio but it can get a little pricey for me sometimes. To avoid having to splurge the $9 bucks for a salad, I found the copycat cilantro ranch dressing on Pinterest so I can make my own at home! I have seen this floating around Pinterest for a while but didn’t believe it really worked. I decided to try it out this week!

Cafe Rio’s Cilantro Ranch Dressing
(Found at FavFamilyRecipes)
Ingredients
1 packet TRADITIONAL Hidden Valley Ranch 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 (if you like it SPICY, keep the seeds in it, if you like it mild, just remove the seeds)



TIPS WHEN MAKING THIS RECIPE
Finding tomatillos at the store was a pain! Nobody knew what they were really and they are odd looking to say the least. It’s basically just a little green tomato with seeds that’s covered in a husk.

recommend using a juicer when juicing the lime. I got this mini one at a convention a while back. You simply push the juicer into the core of the lime, twist it a bit, then squeeze the lime so the juice comes out! Super simple.
When adding the cilantro, be sure to use just the leaves. You can have a little bit of the stems, but be sure to chop off the majority of them before sticking in the blender.

The dressing was a little runny when I got it out of the blender. I recommend putting it in the fridge for about an hour before using. This allowed for it to thicken a little bit more to absolute perfection!

Instructions
This recipe is so easy because you just have to combine all of the ingredients into the blender and WAH-LA! This seriously tastes just like the real thing! I can’t wait to use it on different salads for my lunch at work this upcoming week.


THE FINAL PRODUCT!
If you’re a Café Rio lover, this is definitely a recipe to TRY OUT! The ingredients are super cheap and it’s definitely worth it!
XO COURTNEY



4 comments

  1. That looks yummy Courtney! I love that stuff!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. YUMMMM GOING TO TRY THIS! Did you double the recipe?

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