Easy and Spicy Jalapeno Ranch Dressing

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Y’all this easy and spicy jalapeno ranch dressing is perfect for so many salads, bowl, sandwiches, and burgers. It is that good! Plus, it is so simple to throw together, you will love this!

Making the Dressing

Add the sour cream to a small food processor or blender. This dressing is made completely in the food processor.

woman scooping sour cream into mini food processor

Now, for the creamy part of this dressing, you have plenty of options. You can use all mayo. I bet my mother would love it that way. You can use Plain Greek yogurt also. I chose to use a blend of light sour cream and mayo.

woman spooning mayonnaise into small food processor

You can make your own ranch dressing, but I really like Hidden Valley mix, it is just so easy.

woman pouring ranch dry mix into small food processor

You can use fresh jalapenos, but all I had on hand was pickled jalapenos. These are perfect for the dressing, but use what you prefer.

woman adding sliced pickled jalapenos into small food processor for easy, spicy jalapeno ranch dressing.

Next, add in your cilantro. I just added in a rough chop. Don’t worry, it will be chopped into tiny pieces in the processor.

woman adding chopped cilantro to small food processor

Limes, of course!! It would be really hard to have this dressing taste as it should without it.

woman squeezing fresh lime juice into small food processor

I have a Calphalon food processor that is an immersion blender combo. I use it because I have it, but this is the small food processor I want. So, pulse until it is well blended and everything is in very small chunks.

woman mixing up easy, spicy jalapeno ranch dressing in small food processor

That is it. It is ready to. So little prep and so much flavor in return! I promise you will love this. Well, as long as you like a little spice in your life.

Easy, Spicy Jalapeno Ranch Dressing

I used it over my salmon and grain bowl. You could also use it over this blackened halibut bowl. Yum!

Creamy and Spicy jalapeno Ranch Dressing

This simple to make dressing is a great way to spice up any salad or buddha bowl.
Course condiments
Cuisine American
Keyword jalapeno dressing, jalapeno ranch, jalapeno ranch dressing, jalapeno ranch salad dressing
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Amy- A Red Spatula


  • Food processor or blender


  • 3/4 cup sour cream You can also use a plain Greek yogurt. I love that as well, but prefer the sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayo you can use all sour cream if you prefer, but I really like a little mayo in there as well.
  • 1 1/2-2 tablespoon dry ranch dressing mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4-3/4 cup fresh or pickled jalapenos This will of course depend on your preference for heat.
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, rough chop
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice


  • Add all ingredients to your food processor or blender. Mix until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning and heat as needed.
    Use immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
    Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!

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