Friday, January 16, 2009

Creamy Tomatillo Dressing

If you have Utah roots, chances are good that you too are a Cafe Rio fan. If you've never been, it's this great Utah-based franchise that could best be compared to Baja Fresh (but way better).

Today I've got a couple of Cafe Rio-esque recipes for you. I've tried at least three versions of a tomatillo dressing like theirs, and this one, I've decided, comes the closest. It is delish! The two jalepenos give it the kick I've been looking for, but in my opinion it could still use a little more heat. Maybe next time I'll throw in some of the seeds...

Creamy Tomatillo Dressing

1 c fat free sour cream
1 c low-fat mayonnaise
1/3 c skim milk
1/2 small avocado
1 small bunch cilantro, chopped
2 large jalapeƱos (seeds removed)
1/2 sweet onion
2 small garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1 Ranch Dips powder mix packet
1 tomatillo

Blend all ingredients together in blender.


Melanie said...

Erica - I just read your comment on my cooking blog and am so excited you commented so that I can link to YOUR cooking blog now! I already love it and can't wait to look through all the recipes. Thanks!

Mary B said...

I made this the other day and the whole fam LOVED IT! Except it was a little spicy for the kids, so I might skip out on the jalapeno next time. I do have one little question... I didn't know what a tomatillo was, so I made Creamy Non-Tomatillo Dressing. What's a tomatillo? A little tomato?

Erica said...

Haha, glad it still tasted good! Guess it doesn't make a huge difference! :) A tomatillo looks like a little green tomato with a green husk around it. They're usually hidden in the produce section somewhere!

Mary B said...

Guess what I found....? A TOMATILLO! So I made the recipe again (this time with ALL the ingredients) and it was even more fabulous! Talia has busted it out at almost every meal these last few days. She even dipped a pear in it today at lunch! (-Not so good.)