Jalapeno Ranch Dressing

I could’ve gone the smooth, creamy, mellow Ranch dressing route. But no, I wanted a salad dressing that would sneak up on me and then hit me with a little kick. This jalapeno Ranch dressing has that bit of kick, but also a great pepper flavor. I’m not a big fan of jalapeno-infused flavors where I can’t still taste the fact that the jalapeno is a pepper. This jalapeno Ranch dressing has that and more.
Jalapeno Ranch DressingThe dressing thickens a bit as it sits. If it gets too thick for your liking just add a bit more buttermilk, stir, and serve. This dressing is also great as a dip for vegetables or chips. Use less buttermilk to make a thick, spicy dressing for hamburgers, wraps, or sandwiches.

For a little less kick, try my avocado ranch dressing.

Jalapeno Ranch Dressing

Course Salad Dressing
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Author Mike


  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 jalapenos stemmed, seeded, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 green onion chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime approximately 2 tablespoons
  • 1 large handful cilantro stems removed
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Place all ingredients into a food processor or blender and process until smooth.

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