(Copy-Cat) Cheesecake Factory® Santa Fe Salad Dressing Made Skinny

At Cheesecake Factory, this dressing has always been my absolute favorite! The blend of the peanut butter, lime, cilantro, and a little sesame oil is amazing!  They serve it with their Santa Fe Salad but it’s wonderful on many different salads, as a dip or drizzled over steamed or roasted veggies. Recently, I went to work to create a lightened-up version. Mission accomplished! My skinny version is over-the-top delicious and so rich-tasting!!! Cheesecake’s dressing is very fattening but my skinny version is much lower in calories and fat. Instead of the base being pure oil, I used my skinny ranch as the base and it works great. I can’t wait for you to try it!  Each tablespoon has 63 calories and 4 grams of fat. Such a power dressing a little goes a long way.
(Copy-Cat) Cheesecake Factory® Santa Fe Salad Dressing Made Skinny

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Makes 1½ cups

Food Fact
Cheesecake Factory sells its Cheesecake Factory® Santa Fe Salad Dressing in their restaurants.

WW Freestyle SmartPoints
WW SmartPoints 2-Green
WW Points Plus 2
SKINNY FACTS: for 1 tablespoon
63 calories, 4g fat, 1g sat. fat, 1g chol, 2g prot, 4g carb, 1g fiber, 69mg sod, 2g sugar


(Copy-Cat) Cheesecake Factory® Santa Fe Salad Dressing Made Skinny

(Copy-Cat) Cheesecake Factory® Santa Fe Salad Dressing Made Skinny

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 19
Calories 63 kcal


  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves (stems removed), lightly packed
  • cup peanut butter (I used no salt, chunky)
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • ¼-½ teaspoon Sriracha hot sauce or your favorite hot sauce, to taste
  • 1 cup  Skinny Ranch Dressing


  • In a blender, add all the ingredients, except the ranch dressing. Blend until smooth. Pour into a small bowl. Be sure to use a rubber spatula to scrape down all the sides and add to bowl. Stir in ranch dressing and mix well to thoroughly combine.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It should keep about 1 week.


Serving: 1tablespoonCalories: 63kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 69mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gBlue Smart Points: 2Green Smart Points: 2Plus Points: 2
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