All of you Cafe Rio and Costa Vida lovers, get excited! You will be so surprised how perfect this Cafe Rio Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette Copycat Recipe is.
Try to get really fresh ingredients when you make this dressing – it will make a big difference in taste. I can usually find good tomatillos in most grocery stores, but if you’re feeling adventurous this summer maybe try to find some from a farmer’s market! Same goes for the cilantro and limes. If you love tomatillos (I know I do!) try our Homemade Tomatillo Salsa Verde next time you make Mexican food! Also, when you blend this make sure that you blend it REALLY well – you don’t want any chunks. This dressing is best served smooooooooth 😉
Our Version of Cafe Rio’s Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette
- 2 tamatillos
- 1/2 bunch cilantro
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 Tbsp. diced jalapeno canned --you can use less if you don't like it spicy at all. I like a little kick.
- Juice of 2 limes
- 1 Tbsp. sugar
- 1 c. balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing NOT balsamic VINEGAR... there is a difference. We used Kraft brand vinaigrette
In a food processor or blender, combine tamatillos, cilantro, garlic, jalapeno, lime juice, and sugar. After it is all blended up well combine with balsamic vinaigrette in an airtight container and refrigerate for at least 2 hours (overnight is best).