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Cafe Rio’s Creamy Tomatillo Dressing

This version of Cafe Rio's Creamy Tomatillo Dressing is as close as it gets to the original.

Course Salad
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Yield 10 servings


  • 1 (1 ounce) package Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing mix
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 large or 2 small tomatillos (they are green and by the tomatoes)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/2 to 1 small jalapeno, seeds removed


  1. Blend all ingredients together in a blender or food processor and store in the refrigerator to let the flavors meld. Beware that the dressing tends to get hotter the longer it sits.
  2. Serve over Cafe Rio's Sweet Barbacoa Pork Salad or burritos with Cilantro Lime Rice.

Recipe Notes

Source: Sheri Denney