After filling myself up on delicious roasted salsa verde, I decided that I wanted to do something different with my remaining tomatillos. After perusing pinterest for 10 minutes (okay, an hour), I saw the different things that people were making with tomatillos (soup, dressing, pico de gallo). I saw a lot of creamy tomatillo ranch dressing recipes – unfortunately, they were all made with pre-made ranch seasoning (think Hidden Valley), buttermilk, mayo – things that I can’t eat. So, I improvised with the few real food ingredients that I had on hand and came up with this delicious creamy tomatillo ranch dip.
My recipe is simple and it’s also bursting with flavor. First, I roasted several ingredients (tomatillos, garlic, onion, jalapeno) to help concentrate the flavors. I used this same method in my salsa verde recipe. Then, I blended the roasted vegetables with avocado, apple cider vinegar, coconut milk and spices. The end result = a thick and creamy dip, perfect for carrot sticks, sweet peppers and other sliced vegetables. I also used this tomatillo avocado dip as a thick dressing smothered on top of my crispy carnitas and it was amazing. If you decide to use this dip as a salad dressing, you may want to thin it out with coconut milk or water first.
If you’re wondering what to make with your tomatillos, try this tomatillo avocado ranch dip!Print
Creamy Tomatillo Ranch Dip
- Broil tomatillos, garlic, onion and jalapeno for 5 minutes. Flip everything over and broil for another 5 minutes.
- Add the roasted vegetables (and their juices) to a blender along with the remaining ingredients and puree.