Jalapeño Ranch Dipping Sauce

Updated on November 6, 2018
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Melissa is a Certified Food Scientist with over 20 years in the food industry. New food development and matching are her specialties.

It's all about the condiment!

This is a versatile sauce that can be served with tortilla chips, wings, or salad. The inspiration for this sauce came from the Chuy's restaurant chain, which serves something similar. I wanted to re-create the recipe without using a packet of powdered ranch dressing; instead, I wanted a sauce that uses as many fresh ingredients as possible. Tweak the amount of garlic, chives, and pepper according to your taste. The sauce will keep in the refrigerator for about three days.

Ingredients

  • 2 large jalapeños, stems, seeds and ribs removed
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled with ends removed
  • 1/3 cup cilantro
  • 1 can Hatch green chiles, drained
  • 2 Tbsp chives, course chopped
  • 2 Tbsp fresh dill, course chopped
  • 1 cup mayonnaise (I only use Duke's, no sponsorship)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp your favorite hot sauce (optional)
  • Buttermilk, as needed

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients except buttermilk in a food processor and puree until smooth. Add buttermilk to create desired thickness. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving. Refrigeration will thicken the mixture.

Use fresh herbs and Worcestershire instead of a packet of ranch

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      • Melissa Althen profile imageAUTHOR

        Melissa Althen 

        9 days ago from Houston, TX

        Thanks, Peggy! Enjoy.

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        Peggy Woods 

        9 days ago from Houston, Texas

        This sounds like an excellent recipe! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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