Put-it-on-Allthethings Cilantro Ranch Dressing and Sauce

Put-it-on-Allthethings Cilantro Ranch Dressing and SauceToday 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’s 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 tomatillas but I have a really hard time finding them now, so canned green salsa is a great solution.

If you try this cilantro ranch dressing, let me know what you think! Leave a comment, pin it, and don’t forget to tag a picture #blessthismesseat on Instagram. I love to see your kitchen skills in action!


Put-it-on-Allthethings Cilantro Ranch Dressing and Sauce

  • Yield: Makes about 2 cups 1x


  • 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 in the fridge for up to a week (a mason jar works great for this!). Enjoy on everything.


For this recipe, I recommend:

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Put-it-on-Allthethings Cilantro Ranch Dressing and Sauce

If you need a few more ideas on what this would be great on I’d try this very popular steak carnita recipe (made in the slow cooker!), steak tostadas, or fajitas!

Skip eating out this weekend and make a Mexican feast of your own. Thanks for stopping in friends. I’m so glad you stick around.

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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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.

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