Creamy Cilantro-Tomatillo Dressing

Like anyone else who tries to get their veggies in, I eat a LOT of salad.  I have a million dressings in my fridge (lite ranch, lite catalina, lite honey mustard, 5 different vinaigrettes, lite salsa ranch…)  You name it, I’ve got it.

A rare view of my fridge, and a glimpse at part of my collection o’ dressings.

When you have this many dressings, what’s one more?  

I found a recipe for a delicious Creamy Cilantro-Tomatillo Dressing on Skinny Taste a few months ago that I wanted to try.  If you currently don’t subscribe/follow Skinny Taste, why not???  She’s brilliant!

Also, this dressing seemed to me to be a knock off of one of my favorite mexi-ranch style dressings that I find at Cafe Rio.  I was conservative with the jalepeno, and I recommend the same on your side.  You can always add more, but you can’t take it out once it’s in there.

My ingredients… Thanks, Whole Foods
Tomatillos…. Mmmmm
You literally toss all the ingredients in a blender/food processor – - EASY!
And… you’re done!

Creamy Cilantro-Tomatillo Dressing

Makes 1 3/4 cups dressing

1/4 cup light mayonnaise (I used vegan, eggless)
1/2 cup lowfat buttermilk
1/4 cup fat free Greek yogurt
1 small jalapeno, seeds removed, leave them in if you want it spicy
1/4 cup of fresh cilantro
1 tomatillo, husks removed, chopped
1 clove garlic
1 scallion
juice of 1/2 lime
1/2 tsp dried parsley flakes
1/8 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
1/4 tsp salt

Combine in a blender or food processor – - Enjoy!

CALORIES 43.3; FAT 2.4g; PROTEIN 2.1g; CARB 3.7g; FIBER 0.3g
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  1. Liana says:

    I know what you mean about salad dressings. I love Cafe Rio and their salad dressings are really the best. How was it with the Vegan mayo? I’ve never had the guts to try it.

    • nothankstocake says:

      The vegan mayo was good! I’m not a huge mayo person, and it’s all Whole Foods had to offer me in the area of light-ish mayo. Don’t be afraid!


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