This cozy homemade jalapeno ranch is packed with incredible flavors. The sauce is made in a few minutes with the most common household ingredients.
The spicy jalapeno ranch is creamy, rich, spicy, and tangy, the way every spicy lover prefers. Perfectly paired up as dip or dressing with grilled chicken, barbecued pork or beef, or salad.
Some delicious sauces could be everyone's favorite, and this jalapeno ranch sauce can top the list.
Smear over sandwiches, drizzle over salad, or dunk spicy chicken wings(how about this blackened Mahi Mahi); with every option, 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. Are you thinking of having bold jalapeno flavors without heat? That’s possible, too.
Let's see all the variations below and make a fabulous jalapeno ranch dressing sauce that's better than any store-bought.
Sour cream. I have used the original sour cream. However, you may choose light sour cream to lower 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 substitute.
Jalapeno. Always wear a pair of gloves if you have sensitive skin. Remove the seeds and the center rib for mild heat. However, you may retain the seeds and add them later if you prefer to intensify the heat level.
Lemon juice. It gives jalapeno ranch depth and freshness, making the dressing sauce taste wholesome.
Onion powder and garlic powder. Do not skip these ingredients; they also combine all the elements and thicken the spicy ranch.
How to make
Prepping the jalapeno. Protect your skin with gloves to avoid burning sensations(we have learned some hard lessons with jalapeno hands).
Slice them into two, using a spoon, and remove the seeds and the white membrane. You may reserve the roots to add them later to adjust the heat to suit your preference.
In a blender jar, add all the ingredients together. Pulse until all the ingredients combine and turn smooth in texture.
Transfer to a serving bowl, and serve as a dipping or dressing sauce.
How long does the homemade jalapeno ranch last?
Sour cream and mayonnaise are stable in the refrigerator and can last up to a week. Always store in an airtight container and 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 every time, as it's an effortless recipe. Furthermore, our family loves homemade spicy dips; nothing is usually left behind after the meal.
Ways to serve this jalapeno ranch recipe
Burgers. Spice up your burgers by smearing them over as the top layer.
Vegetables. Serve as a dip to spicy roasted vegetables for enhanced flavors.
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. It is one of the basic tools that every kitchen requires.
Blender. A heavy-duty, high-speed blender works excellently for this recipe and others.
Printable recipe card
- 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.