Cafe Rio Dressing

Experience the zesty and tangy goodness of our Cafe Rio Dressing—an irresistible blend of fresh herbs, lime juice, and creamy goodness. Elevate your salads, wraps, or bowls with this signature dressing inspired by the flavors of Cafe Rio. A perfect balance of flavors that will leave your taste buds craving more.


1 package Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix (not dip blend)
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup mayo
2 tomatillos, remove husk, diced
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro
1 clove garlic
Juice of 1 lime
1 jalapeno (remove the seeds for less heat)


Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
Refrigerate the dressing for at least 1 hour before serving.
Enjoy over salads, with tacos, or as a dip for veggies!
Prep Time: 10 minutes | Refrigeration Time: 1 hour | Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 12 servings


Experiment with the dressing by adjusting the lime juice or adding a pinch of cayenne for an extra kick. This versatile dressing also doubles as a delicious marinade for grilled chicken or shrimp.


Cafe Rio Dressing is a game-changer for any meal, adding a burst of flavor that transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. Take your culinary creations to the next level with this delectable dressing inspired by the popular cafe’s vibrant and fresh taste.


  1. Can I make Cafe Rio Dressing ahead of time? Absolutely! Prepare the dressing in advance and refrigerate it for up to a week. This allows the flavors to meld and intensify for an even tastier experience.
  2. Is this dressing suitable for a vegan diet? Yes, this dressing can be easily adapted for a vegan diet by using plant-based mayonnaise and ensuring all other ingredients are vegan-friendly. Enjoy the same great taste with a cruelty-free twist



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