Creamy Cilantro Tomatillo Dressing

This seriously addicting light dressing is the perfect topping on any salad or even great as a dip. Not a fan of cilantro? No worries, this dressing has so much flavor without, leave it out and add some fresh parsley instead.

This seriously addicting light dressing is the perfect topping on any salad or even great as a dip. Not a fan of cilantro? No worries, this dressing has so much flavor without, leave it out and add some fresh parsley instead.

The base of this recipe is a homemade ranch, with light buttermilk, Greek yogurt, low fat mayonnaise. Cilantro, lime, jalapeños, tomatillos scallions and spices give this dressing a Mexican flair, perfect served over cilantro lime rice, black beans and sweet slow cooked pork barbacoa to create your very own homemade Cafe Rio salad! Also fabulous over shrimp or chicken!

Use your leftover buttermilk to make buttermilk pancakes, strawberry scones, Irish soda bread muffins, skinny ranch dip and more!

This seriously addicting light dressing is the perfect topping on any salad or even great as a dip. Not a fan of cilantro? No worries, this dressing has so much flavor without, leave it out and add some fresh parsley instead.
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Creamy Cilantro Tomatillo Dressing

1
1
1
SP
43.5
Calories
Total Time: 5 mins
Yield: 7 servings
CUISINE: Mexican
This seriously addicting light dressing is the perfect topping on any salad or even great as a dip. Not a fan of cilantro? No worries, this dressing has so much flavor without, leave it out and add some fresh parsley instead.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup lowfat buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup fat free Greek yogurt
  • 1 small jalapeno, seeds removed, leave them in if you want it spicy
  • 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro
  • 1 to matillo, husks removed, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 scallion
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley flakes
  • 1/8 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 cup, Calories: 43.5kcal, Carbohydrates: 3.5g, Fat: 2.5g, Fiber: 0.5g
Blue Smart Points: 1
Green Smart Points: 1
Purple Smart Points: 1
Points +: 1
Keywords: Gluten Free, low carb, Under 30 Minutes

Makes 1-3/4 cup.