Creamy Tomatillo Ranch Dressing ( Fresh Mex Copycat )

I used a few drops of Green Tabasco instead of a jalapeno to control the heat level in this recipe, but use a seeded and finely chopped jalapeno if you wish.  Enjoy!

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Creamy Tomatillo Ranch Dressing

Zesty creamy green Fresh Mex dressing. Serve with salad, tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and nachos.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Author Laura_Hickman


  • 1 pkt ranch dressing (3 T.of dry mix)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2-3 tomatillos , (paper-like cover removed washed & quartered)
  • ½ bunch cilantro , chopped (woody stems removed below leaves)
  • ¼ tsp . chopped garlic
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2-4 drops green tobacco sauce


  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender. Blend 30 seconds to 1 minute until all ingredients are emulsified. Serve it immediately or pour into covered container and keep refrigerated. It lasts up to a week in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

Baker’s secrets: To use as a dip: Reduce buttermilk to ½ cup.

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