This creamy Cilantro Ranch Dressing for Everything is delicious as a dipping sauce, salad dressing, sandwich ingredient and much more! Put it on everything, because it’ll taste amazing every time.

sauce in a jar with cilantro and lime on the side

Put-It-On-Everything Cilantro Ranch Dressing

Today I’m sharing one of our all-time favorite dressing/sauces and I can’t wait for you to taste it. You can really put it on everything, so I dubbed it the Put-it-on-All the Things Cilantro Ranch Dressing and Sauce. Clever, huh? I’ll make a double batch of this stuff and we go through it fast. Here are some of the things that we’ll put it on. I’ll replace the enchilada sauce in a recipe with it and bake it right on top of the enchiladas or we’ll make smothered burritos in a similar way. It’s excellent as a salad dressing and I love it in place of the BBQ ranch dressing on this chicken salad. It’s also super on rice and burritos bowls, or even as a spread on paninis and burgers. Really, you may find yourself wanting to just drink it with a straw; it’s great.

The best part? It’s super easy. Throw everything in a blender and let it rip. You’re done. I love that it uses salsa verde too. I used to have a recipe that called for whole tomatillos but I have a really hard time finding them now, so canned green salsa is a great solution.

sauce in a jar with a spoon of the sauce being showed off

How long does homemade dressing last?

If you keep this sauce in an airtight container, like a mason jar, the sauce can be kept in the fridge for about a week.



Cilantro Ranch Dressing for Everything

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: Makes about 2 cups 1x


This creamy Cilantro Ranch Dressing for Everything is delicious as a dipping sauce, salad dressing, sandwich ingredient and much more! Put it on everything, because it’ll taste amazing every time.



  • 1 cup bottled salsa verde
  • 1 (0.4 oz) packet buttermilk ranch dressing mix (or the homemade equivalent)
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic, about a clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons sugar or honey
  • Few shakes of your favorite hot sauce (optional)


  1. Add all the ingredients to the jar of your blender and blend until smooth. Store in a covered air-tight container. Enjoy on everything.

  • Category: Dip
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American

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This post was originally published in 2015 and has been updated in August 2019.

Put-It-On-Everything Cilantro Ranch Dressing is creamy, flavorful ranch to add something extra to almost any food you want to make.

Cilantro Ranch Dressing

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  1. so I promised my husband earlier this year that we would NOT do a garden, what with working like crazy to finish the house and wanting to just have fun all summer long. Well…then a friend gave me six garden beds (one full of strawberries already!) and I had to break my promise. I spent a week poring over gardening books and getting things planted. All that to say–I planted tomatillos for the first time ever! I can’t wait to make all sorts of deliciousness with them. I’m super excited to try this dressing, it looks awesome!

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