The Jalapeno Ranch Salad Dressing that started off as a dip?
I have to let you in on a little secret about this Jalapeno Ranch Salad dressing. Well…. this “jalapeño salad dressing” is actually one of my favorite dips from a well known restaurant that rhymes with “Huey’s.” It’s an amazing dip. It’s also amazing salad dressing too. It may even repair a flat tire. It is miraculous is all I’m saying.
This is another one of those recipes (and you’ll find this a LOT with my recipes) is that you can change it up to fit your palate. The way I make it really isn’t that spicy. If I know it’s just hubs and I eating it, then I crank up the heat meter. This usually consists of adding more seeds of the jalapeño and more jalapeño. If you don’t care for the ranch flavoring, add less of the packet and 1 Tbsp regular milk.
I make this recipe for so many things. I also made it to go with my Honey Chipotle Lime Shrimp. It pairs deliciously with this salad topping. I will also probably feature it a lot in the upcoming months. You can use it to dip fried mushrooms in. Or you might want to let some fried zucchini go swimming in it. You can drizzle it on a salad (pictured). You can probably use it in a grilled chicken panini. Explore different items with the dressing and see which one you prefer!
Here we go… mmmm
1 1/4 Cup mayo
1/3 Cup buttermilk
2 jalapeños without any seeds (scrape out membrane and seeds – WEAR gloves!)
1/2 of an Anaheim chili pepper
Small handful (2 Tbsp) cilantro
3/4 of a packet of dry ranch dressing (I don’t care for the heavy ranch
1 Tbsp regular milk
Put all items into a blender or food processor and pulse about 10 times or until smooth. Taste. Adjust to your liking.