October 26th, 2009

Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing

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If you live anywhere near a Cafe Rio, you know how delicious their Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing is. If you don’t, you need to find out! 


We make this creamy dressing to go with all kinds of Mexican food, but we especially love it in burritos. It makes a great dip for tortilla chips and veggies too.

This is one of those recipes that you don’t have to follow exactly, so feel free to make adjustments to suit your tastes.

I prefer to make this with 1/2 the package of ranch dressing mix. This does make a lot, but don’t worry, it goes fast!

Personally, I could eat it from a spoon, which  might explain why it doesn’t last long at our house.

Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing

Preparation 10 mins Total Time 10 mins


  • 1 package ranch dressing mix
  • 1 (8 oz.) bottle salsa verde (green salsa)
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • Juice of one lime


Combine all ingredients in blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Thin with milk if desired.

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Who Dished It Up First: This is the dressing for Cafe Rio’s famous shredded pork salad. I’ve taken several versions from the internet and combined them to make this recipe.


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