Friday, June 4, 2010

Food Fun Friday- Sauses/Dressings/thick liquid yum

A couple of weeks ago I made the Cafe Rio Salad. Well the pork was ok (sorry guess I don't really like pork) but the dressing is GREAT.. Mr. Produce went gaga for it.
Today's Food Fun is all about 'the sauce'
1. Here is the recipe for the Cafe Rio Salad recipe.
2. Another Cafe Rio dressing recipe
3. a FUN recipe for FRY SAUCE
4. a South Beach recipe = Cilantro Mayonnaise
Go Forth And Spread some dressing love...

#1. Cafe Rio Salad dressing #1

1 pkg. Hidden Valley Ranch dressing Mix
8 oz. can Salsa Verde
2 cloves garlic
¾ cup Mayo
¾ cup sour cream
¼ tsp Tabasco Sauce
¼- ½ cup fresh cilantro

Mix in blender. Add lime juice to taste. Mix ahead of time and chill
it for several hours. It can be thinned with buttermilk if needed.

#2. Cafe Rio Salad dressing

1 pkg Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix
1C mayonnaise
1C buttermilk
2 tomatillos, remove husk, diced
1/2 bunch of fresh cilantro
1 clove garlic
juice of 1 lime
1 jalapeno

Mix all ingredients together in the blender.

#3. Fry Sauce

1/4 C mayonnaise
1/4 C ketchup
1 tsp. pickle juice
1 tsp hot sauce
salt & pepper (the spice not the duo)

Mix all ingredients together.


Cilantro Mayonnaise

3/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
3/4 cup loosely packed cilantro leaf
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon light soy sauce
1 garlic clove
1Put all ingredients in a blender.
2Blend until smooth.
3Store in the refrigerator.

5 Wonderful People Who Commented:

Suzanne said...

I'm sending this post on to my kids. They LOVE Cafe Rio and will love getting these "sauce recipes"! Thank you!

Sue said...

Mmmm mmm good.


Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

they all sound delicious!!! thanks for sharing.:) have a great weekend.:)

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Alrighty girl...this sounds WONDERFUL!
It's the weekend and I plan to burn up my blender with these recipes...anything with Tabasco is a winner in my book!
Thank you for sharing these...yummy!!!!

Em said...

just give me a glass and i'll drink it.