Cafe Rio {Copycat} Cilantro Ranch Dressing

This is the exact same dressing as Cafe Rio’s.  If I had them side by side I wouldn’t be able to tell a difference.  The site that I got the recipe from had been working to perfect it for a year.  This was absolutely amazing over my Cafe Rio Pulled Pork Salad!  

Rating: 5 stars  Difficulty of Recipe: 3 stars
Things that I changed:  I did take the seeds out of my jalepeno so that it wasn’t too spicy.
Things that I would do differently next time: Nothing
Will I make it again? Yes!
Recipe from: Favorite Family Recipes


  • 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 (we like it SPICY so we kept the seeds in it, if you like it mild, just remove the seeds)
  • Mix all ingredients together in the blender. That’s it!
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