Jalapeno Cilantro Ranch salad dressing

Jalapeño Cilantro Ranch Salad Dressing is a vibrant and flavorful condiment that combines the creamy, tangy taste of traditional ranch dressing with the fresh, zesty kick of jalapeño peppers and cilantro. This dressing typically starts with a base of mayonnaise, sour cream, and buttermilk, creating a rich and smooth texture. To this base, finely chopped jalapeños are added, bringing a bright, peppery heat that’s not overpowering. The heat from the jalapeños is beautifully balanced with the addition of fresh cilantro leaves, lending a refreshing, herbaceous note.

The dressing is further enhanced with a blend of spices and seasonings, such as garlic powder, onion powder, and a touch of salt and pepper. These ingredients are whisked together until the dressing becomes homogenous and emulsified. The texture is creamy and pourable, perfect for drizzling over salads, or it can be used as a dip for vegetables, chips, or even as a topping for tacos and grilled meats.

The vibrant green hue of the dressing, given by the cilantro and jalapeño, makes it visually appealing and appetizing. The flavor profile is a harmonious balance between the creaminess of the ranch, the sharpness of the garlic and onion powders, the freshness of the cilantro, and the distinct heat from the jalapeños. This dressing is often customized with variations like adding lime juice for a citrusy tang or varying the amount of jalapeño to adjust the spice level.

It’s a popular choice for those who enjoy a bit of heat in their food but don’t want to be overwhelmed by spiciness. The Jalapeño Cilantro Ranch Salad Dressing is versatile and can complement a wide range of dishes, adding a unique and delightful twist to everyday meals.


  • ¼ cup low-fat buttermilk
  • ¼ cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 jalapeno stemmed and seeded
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 green onion
  • 1 tablespoons lime juice (1/2 lime)
  • 1 handful cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Place everything in a food processor and puree until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste and blend once more time.


This dressing will keep for 5-7 days in an airtight container in the fridge.


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 601mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1358IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg

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