Creamy Jalapeño Ranch Dip

September 01, 2023 · by Ashton Dorow

I don't know about you, but I'm a sucker for chips and dip/salsa of pretty much any kind! However, there is one dip that is my favorite above all others... this EASY Creamy Jalapeño Ranch Dip! It's a copycat recipe of the dip served at Chuy's Mexican restaurant, but, in my opinion, the homemade version tastes even better! I make this dip for family, work, and church events all the time and it may just become your go to easy appetizer, too, once you try it.


- Half a 15 oz jar of pickled jalapeños (or more/less depending on your desired heat level)

- Handful of fresh cilantro

- 1 cup of mayonnaise 

- 1 16 oz container of sour cream

- 1.5 cups of milk

- 3 packets of ranch dressing seasoning/mix

- 2 tablespoons of garlic powder

- 2 tablespoons of lime juice (lemon also works too, if necessary)


- Place jalapeños and cilantro in a blender and chop until there are no large chunks left

- Add all other ingredients to the blender and blend until thoroughly mixed (no seasoning clumps left and dip has a consistent pale green color)

- I always like to taste test it at this point to see if I added enough jalapeños and cilantro for my taste and will occasionally add more and blend it again. But other than that, you're done! Easy peasy, right?

A FEW NOTES: The dip can be served and eaten immediately, but I prefer to store it in the fridge for an hour or so to let it chill and thicken. This recipe makes a LOT of dip, so unless you are taking it to a party, you'll should have it to enjoy for a few days--and it gets spicer the long it sits. You can serve the dip with chips, use it as a salad dressing, or utilize it as your sauce for chicken enchiladas! 

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Ashton Dorow

About Ashton Dorow

Ashton Dorow has loved reading for as long as she can remember, and she began writing her first book at age fourteen. Since then, she has written more books, launched her blog, Life & Lit, and is in the process of publishing her first novel. She currently resides in Conroe, TX, with her hubby and their two spoiled-rotten furbabies. They attend the church Ashton grew up in, Abundant Life Church in Willis, TX, where they are both involved in music, youth, and children’s ministry.

Connect with Ashton on Instagram at @life.and.lit