Ranch dressing is one of the most popular dressings around and I had been thinking about making a spicy jalapeno ranch dressing for a while. Your basic ranch dressing is made with buttermilk and mayonnaise and it is seasoned with spices such as salt, pepper, paprika, and mustard along with plenty of herbs including parsley, chives and dill. All of this makes for a cool and creamy dressing but this time I was thinking more along the lines of a Texmex style ranch dressing with some heat from jalapeno peppers in addition to some fresh cilantro and a burst of lime juice. Making a ranch dressing could not be easier, you simply have to puree everything in a food processor or blender and it is ready to go. When it is this easy to make your own amazingly tasty dressings at home, why wouldn’t you!
Jalapeno Ranch Dressing
A fresh and creamy ranch dressing with a spicy jalapeno pepper kick.
- 1/4 cup buttermilk
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 jalapeno, stemmed and seeded
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 green onion
- 1 tablespoon lime juice (~1/2 lime)
- 1 handful cilantro
- salt and pepper to taste
- Place everything in a food processor and puree.