Tuesday, August 7, 2012

creamy lime cilantro dressing

Here is a dressing that is much easier and faster than the recipe I have for Cafe Rio dressing. It doesn't taste quite as much like Cafe Rio, but easier than messing with fresh tomatillos and stuff. I made it for a salad to have with these beef tacos the other day, and quickly learned that I could put the meat, tortilla, salad, and dressing together to have a complete Cafe Rio style salad. It was yummy. (btw, that meat is good for lots of meals ... tacos, salads, nachos, etc)

Creamy Lime-Cilantro Ranch Dressing
Recipe by Our Best Bites

1 pack (1oz) Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix
ignore directions on the packet
1C mayo
1/2 C milk
1 lime
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1/2 C roughly chopped cilantro
1/4 C green salsa
hot sauce

This is tough folks. Place milk, mayo, and ranch mix in a blender. Juice the lime in there too, you should get about 2T juice. Toss in the garlic, cilantro and green salsa. Blend ‘er up. Sample it and add hot sauce to taste. Make it several hours ahead of time to allow it to thicken.

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