Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Creamy Tomatillo Dressing

I am really glad that at least one of us Howe girls is keeping this blog running. Sheesh! We have been slacking!

I know that everyone and their dog has the perfect Cafe Rio knock-off recipe, and I've had my fair share of some good ones. However, whenever it comes to the dressing, as much as I love it, it is always calorie-loaded. Now if you haven't already noticed, we're not exactly calorie-conscious on this here blog, but if I can have some delishies for less cals than normal? I'll take it!

Now, I don't claim that this tastes exactly like Cafe Rio's dressing, but if you don't think of it as wannabe and instead think of it as just a random, creamy dressing, you will be satisfied!

I got this recipe from this blog, and according to her, it is 43 calories for 1/4 C. dressing. How impressive is that?!

image from here

What you'll need:
1/3 C. light mayo
1/4 C. fat free Greek yogurt
1/4 C. lowfat buttermilk
1/4 C. cilantro
1 tomatillo-husks removed and chopped
1 small jalepeno-seeds removed (I only used about half)
1 scallion (I left this out)
1/4 tsp. dried parsley flakes
1/8 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Mine turned out pretty runny, so next time I'm going to try more yogurt and less buttermilk, but either way, it's delish! We ate this on taco salads, and it was a hit! Enjoy this on any salad!

1 comment:

mary said...

There is this stuff called Ultra gel that I get at macey's by the tapioca that you can use to thicken dressing without adding more mayo. It also makes a killer strawberry pie glaze that you don't have to cook.