A creamy, buttermilk, tomatillo ranch you will want to drown all of your favorite Mexican foods in, from salads to burritos, to tacos, and more. This is easy to make, can be done in five minutes in the blender, and offers full flavor with minimal work!
I really love all things Mexican food. But I haven’t made it as much lately because of one bad experience with a jalapeño. Yes, just one! I was rushing to get some food made for a party I was helping throw for my mom’s birthday, and I was making this dressing. I quickly ran my finger down the jalapeño to deseed it…without gloves! Total Rookie Mistake! Pain for hours!
And so I have been cursing this dressing ever since. But…but…but…it is sooooooo good, and can make any salad, taco, or burrito just so much better, that I have decided to get over my bias and not just give it another shot, but share it with all of you!! And the reconciliation has been divine!
One thing you just can’t beat about this recipe (besides the flavor) is just how totally easy it is to make. I just throw everything in my blender, and one blend cycle later I get perfection in a blender jar!
Creamy Tomatillo Buttermilk Ranch
- 1 3/4 cup sour cream
- 1 Tomatillo peeled
- 1/2 jalapeño seeds removed
- 1/2 c buttermilk
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp coriander
- 1/2 a bunch of cilantro divided (about 3/4 a cup)
- 1 Tbs lime juice
- 1 tsp dry chives
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- Put everything in the blender (except half the cilantro)
- and blend until smooth
- Chop the rest of the cilantro fine, and add it in, or put it in and pulse a few times!
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I love the little chunks of cilantro so I usually chop it really, really fine, and stir it in after I blend, but you can also just blend it with all the cilantro and you are good to go. It won’t change the flavor!
Then start topping all of your favorite dishes. This dressing goes really well with this Sweet Spiced Slow Cooker Pork in tacos, burritos, and salads. I won’t call it a Cafe Rio copy cat because it is not, but it is along the same lines as that dressing, and packs a real flavor punch!