I had the best salad at El Pollo Loco and the Creamy Cilantro Dressing was one of the best tasting dressings I've ever had. Our old computer can't get me into Top Secret Recipes. does anyone have the recipe for this dressing? Many thanks!
This is not El Pollo Loco, but maybe it's similar.
El ToritoÂs Cilantro Pepita Dressing
2 medium Anaheim chiles, roasted, peeled and seeded
1/3 c roasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
2 large garlic cloves, peeled
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1 tsp. salt
12 oz. salad oil
1/4 c red wine vinegar
5 Tbs. grated Cotija cheese
2 small bunches cilantro, stemmed
1 1/2 c mayonnaise
1/4 c water
Process in blender.
There's a recipe at the site below.
Here is a link that might be useful: El Pollo Loco Creamy Cilantro Dressing
Thanks to shambo & Ginger for the recipes (and thanks for the new website with lots of nice recipes).
Hope it tastes just like the real thing.
Ginger, I made the recipe from that sotbox website, added an extra tsp of fresh lime juice and sprinkled a bit more cumin and minced cilantro and it was excellent! Just made another batch of it tonight. My DH loves it too. There are no El Pollo Loco's on the Eastern side of the USA so I'm very glad to have this dressing. thanks again! Ann
Wow, this is an old request-2007. I love almost everything on El Pollo Loco's menu. I believe it has got to be some of the tastiest, healthiest fast-food available. Their Creamy Cilantro Dressing is their most popular; it's one of the tastiest, creamiest salad dressing recipes ever created. I recently found and tested this version of El Pollo Loco Creamy Cilantro Dressing, and found it to be truer to the original dressing than the previous recipe posted. I discovered it at the meemoskitchen link included below. Enjoy!
El Pollo Loco Creamy Cilantro Dressing
1 Cup mayonnaise
1/3 Cup whole milk
4 Teaspoons finely minced cilantro
2 Teaspoons lime juice
1 Teaspoon white wine vinegar
1 Teaspoon granulated sugar
1 Teaspoon finely minced garlic
1 Teaspoon finely minced onion
1/2 Teaspoon salt
1/8 Teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1/8 Teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 Teaspoon ground cumin
Mix ingredients together until smooth. Cover and chill.
Makes 1 1/4 cups.
Here is a link that might be useful: Meemos Kitchen
Thanks for the recipe, zthyman. I'll have to try it out. This recipe site isn't very active now but I like to check in once in a while to see if there's anything new - glad I did ;>)