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This Creamy Cilantro Ranch Dressing recipe is a flavorful and fun twist on the original version. It’s perfect on taco salads, as a dip, or doused on a plate of nachos.

Creamy Cilantro Ranch Dressing

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 2 cups 1x


This Creamy Cilantro Ranch Dressing recipe is a flavorful twist on the original. It’s perfect on taco salads, as a dip, or on a plate of nachos!


  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 or 3 large tomatillos, husk removed
  • 1 or 2 cloves garlic, outer skin removed
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, about a cup
  • 1/2 a lime's juice
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds removed
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • more salt and pepper to taste


  1. Throw everything into a blender, and blend until smooth, about one minute.
  2. Taste the dressing on a piece of lettuce, and adjust the seasonings as needed.
  3. It keeps covered in the fridge for up to 10 days.


  • I like to make this first and let it sit in the fridge while I get the rest of dinner ready. It gives the flavors a little time to mix and mingle.
  • The dressing is relatively thin, but that means it covers everything well. If you want it a bit thicker, omit the buttermilk, or add just enough to reach the desired consistency.
  • Miracle Whip or salad dressing can't be used in place of the mayonnaise.
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Category: condiment
  • Method: blender
  • Cuisine: Amercian, Tex-Mex, Mexican

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