Friday, July 19th, 2013...10:08 pm

Tomatillo Cilantro Lime Dressing

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This recipe was inspired by that creamy dressing from the restaurant, Cafe Rio. I have tried lots of versions of it trying to get it right without any dairy and little or no fat. This version which is my favorite has no added oil or dairy. It is not creamy at all and relies on the yummy goodness of the perfect match of ingredients. The jalopeno adds a little kick that you might want to adjust if you don’t like the flavor. This is super fast and easy to make if you have a food processor. And this makes quite a lot so you can have it more than once. It keeps well in the refrigerator for at least five days. My kids love this best as a dressing for burritos with black beans and corn chips, but my favorite way is on a salad with greens, brown rice, black beans, red pepper and tomatoes. It is delicious!

Tomatillo Cilantro Lime Dressing

2 cloves garlic, peeled

1 jalopeno, washed, seeded, and cut into a few pieces

4 large tomatillos, peeled, washed, and cut into quarters

1 bunch of cilantro, washed

2 limes, juiced

1/2 tsp. salt

1/8 c. sucanat, honey works well too

Place peeled garlic into food processor and pulse a few times until garlic is minced. Add the cut up jalopeno and do the same. Add the cilantro and puree well. Add the tomatillos and puree again. Add the lime juice, sweetener, and salt. Pulse again to combine. Taste and adjust salt and sweetener if needed. Put into an airtight container and use right away, or store in the refrigerator.

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