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One of the hardest things about living in Texas is that many of my life-long favs are no longer available. As in, they simply don't sell them in Texas. I spend about 32% of my time in stores wandering around, bewildered, and slightly T-ed off that they don't carry what I'm looking for. Arrowhead Spring Water? No way. G's mouth wash? Not here! Reader, I could go on and on. So, when I tell you that I ran to the grocery store to grab my favorite fish taco topping, Lighthouse Cilantro Dressing, only to find out it isn't something they carry, you won't be surprised.

In a fortunate turn of events, though, it prompted me to try my hand at making my own, and while I won't definitively say it was better than the Lighthouse, I will say that G and I both liked it way more and it will be our new fish taco topping go-to!



1/4C 5% Fage Greek Yogurt

1/4C Light Sour Cream

Juice of one small lime (approx 2TBS)

1C cilantro

1/2 Medium-sized Avocado

1/4 - 1/3 Jalapeno, seeded (more if you want it spicier!)

2T milk

1T Ranch Dressing Mix (the powdered kind)

S&P to taste ( I used about 1/3 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper)


Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. If you prefer a thinner dressing, add a touch more milk. I like mine about ranch consistency.

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