Oh Cafe Rio’s Cilantro Ranch Dressing is so stinkin’ good! My husband isn’t a big fan of salad but he loves this ranch so much he smothers his burrito with it. Yeah– it is THAT good!
Most people say that their favorite menu item at Cafe Rio is the Sweet Pork, but I say without a MOMENT of hesitation that mine is the Cilantro Ranch Dressing! It is spicy and tangy and SO GOOD. I seriously put it on everything — our Cafe Rio Burrito and Cafe Rio Salad for sure, plus quesadillas, sandwiches – I even dip veggies in it! I can’t keep it in the fridge for more than a few days before the bottle gets licked clean!
The recipe is seriously so simple — just toss all the ingredients in the blender and blend away! But, I’ll share a few tips about the ingredients. Make sure that you get the TRADITIONAL Hidden Valley ranch dressing mix, NOT the buttermilk. It won’t taste like the real Cafe Rio stuff with any other brand or type. Try to get the freshest ingredients that you can! Also, if you like it spicy, leave the seeds of the jalapeño in, but if you don’t like it as spicy, than take them out.
Our Cafe Rio recipes are what first made our site take off. We posted the recipe for Sweet Pork – find it HERE – and people went crazy over it. Little by little we figured out more recipes now we have a huge collection! We get great feedback and positive comments from our fans out there. Check em’ out and you will see why we are the #1 site for Cafe Rio recipes! Make sure to send us your feedback, too!
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