This cozy homemade jalapeno ranch is packed with incredible flavors. The sauce is made in just a few minutes with the ingredients that most common households have.
The spicy jalapeño ranch is creamy, rich, spicy, tangy, the way every spicy lover prefers. Perfectly paired up as dip or dressing with grilled chicken, barbecued pork or beef, or salad.
There are some delicious sauces that could turn out to be everyone's favorite, and this jalapeno ranch sauce can top the list.
Smear over sandwiches, drizzle over salad, or dunk spicy chicken wings, every option you choose, this jalapeno ranch enhances and gives them a whole new look!
And most importantly, it's homemade. Hence it's more convenient to amplify the flavors you crave for. Thinking of having more jalapeno flavors without heat, that’s possible too.
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Sour cream. I have used original sour cream, however you may choose light sour cream for lowering the fat. Or you may completely swap with Greek yogurt as a healthy alternative.
Mayonnaise. I would recommend using mayonnaise as it provides a creamy and luscious texture. You may use light mayonnaise or avocado oil mayo as a substitutions.
Jalapeno. Always wear a pair of gloves if you have sensitive skin. Remove the seeds and the center rib for the mild heat. However, you may retain the seeds and add it later if you prefer to intensify the heat level.
Lemon juice. Gives jalapeno ranch a depth and freshness, making the dressing sauce tastes wholesome.
Onion powder and garlic powder. Do not skip these ingredients, as it's also brings all the ingredients together and thickens the spicy ranch.
How to make
Prepping the jalapeno. Protect your skin with gloves to avoid any burning sensations(we have learnt some hard lessons with jalapeno hands).
Slice them into two, using a spoon, remove the seeds and the white membrane. You may reserve the seeds to add it later to adjust the heat to suit your preference.
In a blender jar, add all the ingredients together. And pulse until all the ingredients combine together and turn smooth in texture.
Transfer to a serving bowl, and serve as a dipping sauce or as dressing sauce.
How long does the homemade jalapeno ranch last?
Sour cream and mayonnaise is stable in the refrigerator, and can last upto a week. Always store in an airtight container, refrigerate immediately for best results. And these steps increase the shelf life for another 2-3 days.
I make the spicy jalapeno ranch sauce fresh everytime, as it's an effortless recipe. Furthermore, our family loves any homemade spicy dips and usually nothing is left behind after the meal.
Ways to serve this jalapeno ranch recipe
French fries. Use this spiced ranch as dip for fried finger food like classic, or Chinese french fries, stuffed mini peppers, or no cream cheese jalapeno popper.
Burgers. Spice up your burgers by smearing over, as the top layer.
Sandwiches. Sandwiches like, Masala sandwich, paneer sandwich, or Bombay toast.
Vegetables. Serve as dip to spicy roasted vegetables for enhanced flavors.
Seafood. A perfect side that goes a long way for Trinidad pepper shrimp, shrimp appetizer, grilled salmon.
Grilled or Barbequed. Serving as a dip chicken, pork, or beef in remarkable, like cedar grilled lemon chicken.
Tools suggestions to make this recipe
Mixing bowl. One of the basic tool that every kitchen is required.
Blender. A heavy duty-high speed blender works excellent for this recipe and other recipes as well.
Printable recipe card
- 1 cup sour cream
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 1 jalapeno seeded
- 2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Cut jalapeno into two. Remove the seeds and the ribs. And cut into small chunks.
- In a blender jar, add all the ingredients together.
- And blend until all the ingredients comes together and turns to a smooth consistency.
- Transfer to a serving bowl and serve as a dip.
Loved the thickness of the sauce, and how easy it was to make. Great Recipe!
This takes ranch to the next level! I love the jalapeno heat. Yum!
This was so creamy. I love the addition of jalapeno.
I was looking for a recipe like this, thank you for sharing! I can't wait to try it soon!
Such a fantastic homemade sauce! The flavors sound absolutely amazing with the addition of the Jalapeño. So easy too.