Cafe Rio Goodness: Cilantro Ranch Dressing

Hooray! Here’s your last installment for Cafe Rio’s AMAZING salad! So far I’ve shared the Pork Barbacoa, Cilantro Lime Rice, and Black Beans. Today I’m sharing their wonderful Creamy Cilantro Ranch Dressing. It is so good. You will not need any sour cream on this salad. This dressing does the trick. 

Cilantro Ranch Dressing

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, seeds removed

Mix all ingredients together in the blender. That’s it!

So, now that you have all the recipes needed. Let’s talk about assembling this salad. You’re going to need a big plate. 🙂 First, lay out a big flour tortilla that’s been warmed. Then add the pork, then the rice, then the beans. Throw a handful of romaine salad on top. Next, you’ll see tortilla strips – I can find these in the produce section close to the salads and croutons. THEN top with this amazing dressing.

I assure you this will become a favorite in your house. It is in mine!!

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