Creamy Jalapeno Ranch

CREAMY JALAPENO RANCH DRESSING

Author: Susanne at Dish With Me

Creamy Jalapeno Ranch
Creamy Jalapeno Ranch

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This is not your ordinary ranch dressing. I mean ordinary ranch dressing is delicious, but the addition of jalapeno(s), cilantro and lime give this staple dressing a brand new twist. Thus, Creamy Jalapeno Ranch Dressing is born.

This creamy dressing is straight up addictive! AND, it can easily be made into a dip instead of a dressing.

This stuff can go with just about anything; on top of any salad, taco salad, tacos, a baked potato, various veggies, nachos, burritos, etc.. Your imagination is your only limitation.

This recipe is super quick and easy. You can have it thrown together in 5 minutes.

This dressing pairs PERFECTLY, and I do mean PERFECTLY with my Taco Salad recipe. Coming very, very soon…as in Friday. Keep your eyes open!

HELPFUL HINTS FOR CREAMY JALAPENO RANCH DRESSING

I call for one jalapeno in this recipe, but adjust it to your personal tastes. If you think a whole jalapeno will be too spicy for you, only use half. If you like things on the spicy side, use two jalapenos.

Also, speaking of spice, before I add any amount of jalapeno to anything, I generally cut a tiny piece off and do a little taste test first to see how much spice I’m working with.

You can simply finely, finely dice your jalapeno and cilantro and end up with a white dressing, OR you can blend it(as in a Ninja) and end up with a green dressing. The latter is what I typically do, but in the photo on this post, I simply diced. Tis up to you.

This recipe can definitely be turned into a dip instead of a dressing, simply omit the milk.

If your dressing is thicker than you want it to be, simply add some milk…a little at a time until you reach desired consistency. If it is thinner than you wish, simply add a little more sour cream or mayo.

I use powdered Ranch seasoning in this recipe.

Creamy Jalapeno Ranch

CREAMY JALAPENO RANCH DRESSING

Not your ordinary ranch dressing. This Creamy Jalapeno Ranch uses jalapeno, lime and cilantro to give ranch a new twist.
5 from 12 votes
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Course: Dressing, Miscellaneous, Snack
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Author: Susanne

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise I use Duke's
  • 2 Tablespoons powdered ranch seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed dried
  • 10 grinds freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup milk more or less, depending on how thick or thin you want it
  • 1 juice of one lime more if you want a stronger lime flavor
  • 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro very finely chopped
  • 1 medium jalapeno stem removed and seeded, very finely diced, add another jalapeno if you want to ramp up the heat.

Instructions

  • Blend the sour cream and mayonnaise together
  • Add the spices and mix well
  • Add the milk and lime juice, whisk together
  • Add the cilantro and jalapeno
  • Process in a Ninja or blender, if desired.
  • That's it! See, easy peasy. And, don't forget delicious.

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