Cilantro Lime Dressing

This is a recipe I like to use with pork enchiladas.

Cilantro Lime Dressing 

  • 1 (1 ounce) packet Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing mix
    1 c mayonnaise
    1 c buttermilk
    2-3 small tomatillos, husks removed, diced
    1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
    1 clove garlic, minced
    juice of 1 lime
    1/2 to 1 jalapeno, sliced, seeds removed to keep it mild (Use gloves)

Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth.  Store in the refrigerator to let flavors blend together.  Serve with pork salad or burritos with cilantro lime rice.


Grilled Chicken Marinade

1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground thyme
1/2 tsp ground pepper
2 cloves garlic (chopped)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 tsp parsley
Mix together all ingredients except lemon juice.  Add lemon juice and after mixing pour over chicken breasts and let sit several hours or overnight.

The Seven-Up Marinade

I got this really tasty marinade recipe from Marianne Saunders in Florida after she served it at a Young Women’s luncheon.

  • 2 cups 7-Up
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • dash of seasoned salt
  • 1 dozen boneless skinless chicken breasts

Mix all ingredients in a large plastic bag.  Place chicken pieces in mixture and marinate at least 2 hours–overnight is even better.  Barbecue on the grill.  makes 12 servings.

Mix all ingredients in a large plastic bowl. Place chicken pieces in mixture and marinate at least 2 hours, overnight is best. BBQ on grill brushing with extra marinade.  12 servings.