Tomatillo Cilantro Ranch Dressing

This is the first year we’ve grown tomatillos on the farm. And, if we are completely honest, prior to this summer, I had never purchased or used a tomatillo in any recipe…never. However, we do believe in using what we grow. (Except for eggplant. I still don’t have a love for eggplant…and don’t know that I ever will.) We loved this yummy tomatillo cilantro ranch dressing. It goes perfectly on a copycat Cafe Rio Salad! We also discovered it makes an awfully good dip for veggies! It’s super fast and easy to make.

Tomatillo Cilantro Ranch Dressing

The perfect dressing for a yummy Cafe Rio Salad…or for dipping your favorite veggies!
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American, Mexican


  • 2 jalapeno peppers seeded
  • 2 tomatillos
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • juice from 2 limes
  • 1 bunch cilantro chopped
  • 1 c. milk or cream
  • 1 c. mayonnaise
  • 1 pkg. ranch dressing mix (generic brand is fine)


  • Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. If a runnier consistency is desired, add additional milk.
  • Pour into container and cover. Refridgerate until ready to use. If necessary, before using, whisk to recombine ingredients.
Keyword salad dressing, tomatillo dressing
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