I know I have talked about this many times but my family and I lived in Utah for about 5 1/2 years. Except for the snow it was a great place to live and there were many things that we loved about Utah. Beautiful mountains, cool summer weather, and lots of family friendly activities to partake in.
One of our favorite places to grab a quick lunch was Café Rio. Not only did we love it my sister would beg us to take her there when she came out to visit. They had an amazing Salad that was placed on top of a fresh made tortilla and served with a Tomatillo Salad dressing. This was my favorite thing and so I was super excited to find a copycat version of the dressing over at Kalyn’s Kitchen. Super simple and even my husband claims that it tastes just like the restaurant version.
Copycat Café Rio Creamy Tomatillo Salad Dressing
~2 cups prepared Ranch Dressing (you can make your own or just mix up a Hidden Valley packet following the directions on the packet)
~ 1 small bunch cilantro (about 1/2 cup chopped)
~ 2 large or 4 small tomatillos
~ 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
~ 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
~ 1/2 to 1 whole diced jalapeno
1. Prepare the Ranch dressing according to directions on the package or your homemade recipe.
2. Remove large cilantro stems, then wash leaves and dry. Into a blender add tomatillos, garlic, lime juice, jalapeno, cilantro, and ranch dressing. Blend until all ingredients are well combined. Chill dressing for an hour or two before serving.
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