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Creamy cilantro lime ranch dressing like Cafe Rio or Costa Vita copycat version, the best ranch dressing you will ever eat, salad dressing recipe with a mexican twist

Creamy Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing

Course Sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 3 cups dressing
Author A Thrifty Mom


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • One cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or you can use fresh
  • 3 Tablespoons Ranch seasoning powder or one packet
  • One Tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • A large jalapeno with seed and ribs taken out You can add more if you want more heat
  • One Tablespoon sugar
  • Cup cilantro just the top half not I cut off the lower steams (washed and dried)
  • 3 Tablespoons milk you can add more if you want your sauce thinner
  • Juice from one fresh lime about 2-3 tablespoons
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Put all these ingredients into a blender, put the lid on and blend till your dressing is smooth and well blended. Try to take a spatula and run it along the sides of the blender to make sure nothing is stuck to the side. Dressing will be thin a first but it will thicken up after a few hours. I highly suggest you make this dressing several hours before you eat it. The flavors get better as they have time to blend. If you get your sauce out and find it is thicker than you would like, just whisk a little milk in it before your serve it. Dressing will stay good in the refrigerator for about a week. Enjoy!