This Jalapeño Ranch Dressing is your favorite ranch dressing recipe, with a simple spicy kick. It is delicious and perfect on any salad!
I love homemade salad dressings. They are so easy to make and put your own spin on. This easy Jalapeño Ranch Dressing takes one of our favorite recipes and puts a little spicy spin on it. It is the perfect addition to so many recipes.
How to Make Jalapeno Ranch Dressing
- Chop garlic: Add the garlic to the blender first. This is a quick and easy way to chop it.
- Add the remaining ingredients: Toss in the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.
If you don’t keep buttermilk on hand, it is easy to make a substitute. Add 1/2 a tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice to a glass measuring cup. Fill the measuring cup up to to the 1/2 cup mark. Let it sit for 5 minutes and then use it in place of the buttermilk in this recipe.
I love the pickled taste that the pickled jalapeño adds to this recipe. In fact we have a picked jalapeño recipe that we love!
If you want want to use fresh jalapeño, replace the pickled jalapeño with one fresh. I suggest slicing off the sides, rather than using the ribs and the seeds. The fresh itself will add a nice heat, if you use the whole pepper it will add quite the boost of heat.
If you want to replace the fresh chives with dry chips, you can use 1 tablespoon of dry chives in place of the fresh.
How to Use Jalapeño Ranch Dressing
This dressing is great on any salad, but here are more recipes that it would be fantastic on.
- This recipe was originally made to go with my Southwestern Steak Salad.
- It would be absolutely delicious in combination with my burger seasoning on hamburgers.
- And it would be perfect for dipping Chicken Tenders!
Jalapeño Ranch Dressing
- 1 garlic clove
- 1/4 cup parsley
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons fresh chives (or 1 tablespoon dried)
- 1/4 cup pickled jalapeños
- 1/2 cup buttermilk see note
- Add the garlic to the blender, and chop in blender. Add the rest of the dressing ingredients and blend until smooth, scraping down the sides intermittently to make sure it is well combined.