Tomatillos are green tomato-styled fruits encased in a Japanese washi-like paper. On their own? Not so much. But, their tartness paired with other ingredients in salsas and sauces? Now were talking. Salsa Verde or green sauce adorns Mexican dishes like enchiladas, burritos, quesadillas and more. Go green at your local Sauce and Salsa bar when dressing your next south of the border order.
Here’s another way to enjoy this unusual produce pick. A creamy tomatillo sauce, it’s seasoned with ranch dressing mix, a boat load of garlic and a pinch of cayenne. When you savor this salad, first taste the cool creaminess and then feel the back heat of its complex sauce.
1 1/2 Tbsps Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Powder
2 small Tomatillos, cut in chunks
1/2 cup Buttermilk
1/2 cup Mayo
1/4 cup Half and Half
2 small cloves Garlic
1/2 cup Cilantro leaves
1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1/4 tsp Salt
Taco Meat, Chicken or Beef
Grated Sharp Cheddar
2. Line taco salad ingredients in a bowl or on a plate and generously drizzle with tomatillo sauce.
Ranch Dressing—1 1/2 tablespoons of powder is 1/2 pkg dressing mix.
Buttermilk—In a 1 cup liquid measurer, pour in the 1/2 cup buttermilk and then add mayo until the buttermilk reaches the 1 cup mark.
• Dress this salad in a crisp tortilla bowl.
• Add your favorite taco salad ingredients; chopped onions, diced olives, sliced avocado or black beans.
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