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Jalapeno Cilantro Ranch salad dressing

Elevate your salad experience with the Jalapeño Cilantro Ranch Salad Dressing—a harmonious blend of cool ranch, zesty jalapeños, and fresh cilantro. This dressing adds a bold kick to your greens, transforming a simple salad into a flavor-packed sensation. Whether drizzled over crisp veggies, grilled chicken, or used as a dipping sauce, this spicy concoction promises to tantalize your taste buds with every bite.

Exciting Story: The inspiration for the Jalapeño Cilantro Ranch Salad Dressing comes from the desire to inject a burst of excitement into the familiar comfort of ranch dressing. The first time we crafted this dressing, the kitchen became a dance of flavors—the coolness of ranch twirling with the heat of jalapeños and the freshness of cilantro. Now, it’s a staple, a reminder that salads can be an adventure in every mouthful.

Why Jalapeño Cilantro Ranch Salad Dressing is a Flavorful Fiesta:

Selling Points:

  • Creamy Ranch Base: The classic creaminess of ranch provides a comforting foundation for the bold flavors to shine.
  • Zesty Jalapeños: Diced jalapeños add a kick of heat that elevates the dressing to new levels of excitement.
  • Fresh Cilantro Brightness: Chopped cilantro introduces a burst of freshness, balancing the heat with herbaceous notes.
  • Versatile Drizzle or Dip: Perfect for salads, as a marinade, or as a dip for veggies, this dressing adds a spicy flair to any dish.


  • Adjust the amount of jalapeños based on your spice preference. For a milder dressing, use fewer jalapeños.
  • To control the heat level, you can leave some or all of the jalapeño seeds in the dressing.
  • If you prefer a thinner consistency, you can add a little milk or buttermilk to the dressing and mix until desired thickness is reached.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Can I make this dressing ahead of time?

A: Absolutely! In fact, allowing the dressing to chill in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving enhances the flavor. It can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week.

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Q: Is there a way to reduce the heat?

A: Yes, you can reduce the heat by using fewer jalapeños or removing the seeds and membranes from the jalapeños before dicing them. Adjust to your preferred spice level.

Jalapeno Cilantro Ranch salad dressing

Jalapeno Cilantro Ranch salad dressing

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  • 1 cup 1 (about 240ml) ranch dressing (store-bought or homemade)

  • 2 2 jalapeños, seeds removed and finely diced

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 (about 15g) fresh cilantro, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon 1 lime juice

  • Salt and black pepper, to taste


  • In a bowl, combine the ranch dressing, finely diced jalapeños, chopped cilantro, and lime juice.
  • Stir well to ensure the jalapeños and cilantro are evenly distributed throughout the dressing.
  • Taste the dressing and season with salt and black pepper as needed.
  • Refrigerate the Jalapeño Cilantro Ranch Salad Dressing for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld.
  • When ready to use, give the dressing a good stir and drizzle over your favorite salad or use it as a dip for veggies.
  • Enjoy the bold and zesty flavors of this spicy ranch dressing!

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