This Copycat Chuy’s Creamy Jalapeno Ranch recipe is ready in 5 minutes and is so much better than anything out of a bottle! Chuy’s is one of my favorite spots for dining out. I tried their Creamy Jalapeno Ranch and HAD to come home and make it for myself!
Besides their Creamy Jalapeno Ranch – I also LOVE their Tres Leches Cake so much I made it for myself too! But the rest of their menu is great too – tacos, nachos, salads and fajitas – Tex Mex deliciousness.
How to make Chuy’s Jalapeno Ranch?
It’s super easy – in a bowl mix together mayonnaise (I always use Duke’s), buttermilk, ranch seasoning packet, juice from 1-2 limes (depending on your taste preference), 1 grated jalapeno (seeds and all – just grate it on the tiny grate right in the bowl) and a little hot sauce. Whisk it all together and pour into a mason jar. Homemade jalapeno ranch is done!
I like to make it the night before I’m going to use it so it has a chance to meld together then you can add anything you need. I did 1 lime and 1 jalapeno and wanted more – so I added a 2nd lime and some hot sauce. You could also do a spicier pepper if you really want spice in there!
Is there cilantro or sour cream in Chuy’s Jalapeno Ranch?
No! I did dice up some cilantro on the items I served with the ranch – but in the dressing itself is the ranch seasoning mix, mayo, buttermilk, jalapeno and hot sauce. That’s it! The texture of this is a dressing – and not as thick as a “dip”. If you like your ranch thicker – add a little more mayo and less buttermilk. If you like your ranch dressing thinner – then add more buttermilk and less mayo.
Favorite Salad Recipes
So this ranch is delish – and it’s great to dip veggies in (like my Jalapeno Fries – recipe coming soon!) but it’s also great on salads. Here are a few favorite salads that would taste great with this jalapeno ranch recipe:
Copycat Chuy’s Creamy Jalapeno Ranch Dressing
- Whisk together ranch mix, buttermilk and mayo
- Using a grater, grate whole jalapeno on the smallest grate into the dressing
- Add juice from limes and hot sauce
- Whisk and refrigerate overnight
- Taste – if you want it spicier, add another jalapeno or more hot sauce