This takes literally minutes to whip up in the blender and it will last a few weeks in the fridge.
Here is the basic recipe. You can add a little jalapeno if you prefer for a bit of a kick or if you want a slightly more zesty flavor add just a bit of lime juice.
- 4 small tomatillos
- handful of cilantro
- ¾ cup buttermilk
- 2T dry ranch dressing mixture (the packet is pictured but I actually buy small amounts of this from the bulk section of my grocery store)
- --optional ½ cup sour cream or plain Greek yogurt for a thicker consistency.
- Add all ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Chill well before serving.
Last year I gave our teachers a Tomatillo plant as part of Teacher Appreciation week. I attached a gift card from Whole Foods and put a tag on the plant with a recipe for tomatillo salad dressing on the back side. The Whole Foods gift cards are really cute because they say lunch money on them which I thought was cute for a teacher.
I posted a quick shot of the gifts on Instagram last year– here is what they looked like:
Anyway, give this a shot and come back and let me know what you think!
Here are a few more dips to try: