Jalapeno Ranch Dip or Dressing
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Jalapeno Ranch Dip (Or Dressing!) Recipe

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Jalapeno Ranch Dip: An easy recipe using sour cream, mayo, spices, and jalapenos that can be used as a salad dressing or a dip!

Jalapeno Ranch Dip or Dressing

Jalapeno Ranch Dip

Let me just be frank…

Dip is my love language. (Alright, it’s one love language of about 50 love languages.) And if you want to get on my good side, well let’s just say you can forget the fancy-pantsy gifts.

Just bring me a good dip, a BRAND NEW bag of Tostitos Hint of LIME tortilla chips and we’ll be best friends for life. (I kind of wish I was kidding, but I dare you to give it a shot and we’ll see if I’m lyin’ or dyin’.)

So when I heard of this thing called “jalapeno ranch dip” (some of you may have fallen in love with a version of it at a restaurant called “Chuy’s“) I kind of fell head over heels and I’d be doing you a disservice if I didn’t share this recipe with you. Let’s get to it…

For the full recipe ingredients and instructions, you’ll find the free printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. However, I’d love to walk you through the step-by-step process with images so you can grab more helpful tips along the way!

How to Make Jalapeno Ranch Dip

It’s oh so easy friend… so grab your ingredients and you’ll have somewhere to dip that chip in no-time.

Here’s how:


In a food processor, food blender or if you have a Nutri Ninja, throw in two tablespoons of fresh cilantro (ok, don’t throw the fresh cilantro… it’s too good to mistreat)…

add in the cilantro in to food processor
fresh cilantro

…next add in 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper.

Add ingredients in to food processor
salt and pepper

Then, pour in 1 tsp garlic powder…and then it’s time for the wet stuff.

Add garlic pepper in to dip
garlic powder

Mayo and Sour Cream

On top of the spices, add in 3/4 cup of mayo and 3/4 cup sour cream to give it that creamy goodness.

Add mayo and sour cream to dip
Add the mayo
Add the sour cream in to the dip
Add sour cream

Star of the Show – Jalapenos

Without the next ingredient, this is just a cilantro dip. And although I do love cilantro a LOT… adding in an 8 oz. jar of jalapenos (with juice) will knock your socks off and turn this in to the jalapeno ranch dip you’re craving!

Add jalapenos to ranch dip

Mix the ingredients all together until well-blended and then it’s ready for devouring!

Mix together the ingredients in the food processor

Pour in to your favorite dip dish (or in to an air-tight container if not eating right away) and grab chips, veggies or whatever your little heart desires to dip in it!

Jalapeno Ranch Dip or Dressing

For Jalapeno Ranch “Dressing”

Now, if a jalapeno ranch dressing is more your style, that’s a-ok and it’s delicious too! However, you may want to add a little milk to give it a thinner consistency (totally optional) and you’ll want to refrigerate it for at least 3 hours before topping your salad with it. (Hence the reason why I usually have this as a dip because I can’t wait that long.)

Jalapeno Ranch Dressing in a mason jar

Best Salads for Jalapeno Ranch Dressing

I’m a BIIIIIG salad girl, and you’ll usually find me creating a new salad around here, so I wanted to share some of my favorite salad recipes that go well with jalapeno ranch dressing:

How Long to Store Jalapeno Ranch

Store the jalapeno ranch dip/dressing in a mason jar or air-tight storage container for up to 3 weeks!

Pin this recipe HERE to remember it for when you need it again!

Jalapeno Ranch Dip or Dressing in a purple bowl
Jalapeno Ranch Dip or Dressing

Jalapeno Ranch Dip

Jessica Burgess
Jalapeno Ranch Dip: An easy recipe using sour cream, mayo, spices, and jalapenos that can be used as a salad dressing or a dip!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 388 kcal


  • Food Processor


  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup mayo
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 8 oz. jalapeno peppers with juice


  • In a food processor or Nutri Ninja, combine all the ingredients until blended well.
  • Dip is ready to be served!
  • Store in a mason jar or other container that you prefer for up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator.
  • NOTE: If using for dressing, see recipe notes about refrigeration and the optional addition of milk for a thinner consistency.



For a Dressing Recipe: If you choose to use this as a dressing, you’ll want to refrigerate it for a few hours and you may need to thin it out with milk for the consistency that you desire.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 388kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 2gFat: 41gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 1831mgPotassium: 179mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1273IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 1mg
Keyword dip, dressing, easy dip recipe, jalapeno, ranch
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