I absolutely love Cafe Rio.
I haven’t been shy about sharing my affection for their “Mexi-Salad” as I call it. It’s a salad with lettuce, grilled chicken, an OBSCENE amount of fresh pico de gallo, a tiny scoop of guacamole, and the most delicious salad dressing.
Last weekend, I had a chance to eat at Cafe Rio with a friend of mine at their Ft. Collins location. It was SO delicious… and it got me thinking that I needed to try to duplicate these flavors at home.
The Girl Who Ate Everything has posted a recipe for Cafe Rio dressing. Loving all of her recipes I’ve tried so far… I knew that I had to try this dressing! It is INSANELY good. If you like Cafe Rio, you’re going to LOVE this dressing. If you’ve never had the pleasure of Cafe Rio, you’ll still love this dressing.
Cafe Rio Creamy Tomatillo Ranch Dressing
1 (1 ounce) package Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing mix
1 cup lowfat buttermilk
1 cup light Mayo
1 large or 2 small tomatillos (they are green and by the tomatoes)
1. Blend all ingredients together in a blender or food processor.
2. Pour into a container and store in the refrigerator to let the flavors meld. Beware that the dressing tends to get hotter the longer it sits.
Serve it on your favorite salad or along with your favorite mexican food. I swear, it’s good enough to drink with a straw…. but I don’t recommend doing that.