February 10, 2016

Tomatillo Ranch Dressing (Costa Vida Copycat)

I have absolutely no idea why I took so long to make this copycat recipe! I'm calling it a Costa Vida copycat, Cafe Rio's rival, because it is less spicy and DEE-LICIOUS.

I honestly ate more sweet pork salads with tomatillo ranch in high school/college than one human should ever consume in a lifetime. And while I could probably do without their salad anytime soon, I will NEVER get sick of this dressing, or dip as I like to call it. ;)

This blender recipe was so easy and much simpler than I thought it would be. I was seriously scared away by the tomatillos. I thought they would be too hard to find and expensive, but they weren't. You can easily find them by the peppers in your grocery store.
This dressing is seriously dangerous and I will probably eat/drink the entire bottle of it myself. It's perfect on a salad, great to smother burritos and the best to dip chicken or really just about anything in. Mmmm, mmm.

Tomatillo Ranch Dressing (Costa Vida Copycat)
Adapted from Oh Sweet Basil
1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
1 tsp. garlic, minced
1 tomatillo, husked and chopped
1/2 cup cilantro
1 lime, juiced
1 cup milk
1 cup mayonnaise
1 (1 oz.) package ranch dressing seasoning

1. Place all the ingredients except the mayonnaise in a blender and blend until smooth. Whisk in the mayonnaise and store in the fridge in an airtight jar.

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