Have you been to Chuy’s? If you go, ask for the Jalapeno Ranch Dressing to go with the chips and salsa — it’s free but you need to request it. I need to remember to stop ordering a meal as I gorge myself on this one thing, chips and ranch dressing, and it’s really the main reason I go back time and time again! In fact, I go so much that I needed to know how to just stop by Kroger, grab a few ingredients, and make this myself.

After a few failed attempts, I realized two things: I needed to switch from fresh jalapenos to canned (who knew?!) and instead of trying to make this dressing from scratch, I needed to start with a bottle of ranch. This made for the ideal taste and shortened the whole process to be about two minutes. Here it is, a recipe sure to be loved,  as it really is quite tasty!

Jalapeno Ranch Dressing

Jalopeno Ranch Dressing Like Chuys

Dip in some chips, or use for wings, veggies, or a salad. You just can’t go wrong.

This is all your need to make this Jalapeno Ranch Dressing. But, double the jalapenos as they really don't provide any heat, but do add flavor.

This is all your need to make this yummy dressing, easily picked up at your local Kroger. But, double the jalapenos as they really don’t provide too much heat, but do add flavor. But, if you really only like things extra mild, stick with one can!

Jalapeno Ranch Dressing

Liza Graves
This recipe is not about perfection, it's about throwing in the blender these ingredients and then doctoring to please your palate, and making something in about 2 minutes that is delicious!
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Salad Dressing or Dip
Cuisine American Southwest
Servings 2 Cups
Calories 2339 kcal


  • One bottle Ranch Dressing
  • 1/2 a bundle fresh cilantro washed, and cut into smaller 2-3 inch pieces
  • Juice of one lime plus 1/4 of a lime with rind.
  • 2 4 oz cans of jalapenos if you like things very mild, stick with one can
  • If you want to get fancy: add .5 t of cumin and garlic powder
  • Fresh jalapeno if desired. See note.
  • If you making this for a dip you may want it thicker. If so, add 2 handfuls of fresh spinach. Plus, it makes it a lovely green.


  • Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender (I have a Vitamix and it does make things like this mighty easy.).
  • Pulse until well blended.
  • Pour back into the glass ranch dressing jar. And, darn it, there will be more than will fit. Looks like you can start eating this immediately!


If you want spicy, add 1/2 a fresh jalapeno and blend. Taste. Want more heat? Continue adding more of that jalapeno until desired spiciness has been achieved. Unlike soups and other dishes, my experience has shown that this dressing will not get hotter as it sits, so a taste test as it's blended is a true representation of the dressing, even if served a couple days later. (We left ours for a week and saw no added spiciness)


Serving: 2CupsCalories: 2339kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 6gFat: 244gSaturated Fat: 38gPolyunsaturated Fat: 134gMonounsaturated Fat: 54gCholesterol: 156mgSodium: 5180mgPotassium: 720mgFiber: 8gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 2081IUVitamin C: 218mgCalcium: 168mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Dip
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This jalapeno ranch dressing goes great on this BBQ Chicken Salad:

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For BBQ Chicken Salad recipe, click here.

Add these Potato Pancakes on the side and you have one amazing meal:

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Finish off with these yummy Potato Salad Pancakes as the perfect way to tackle picnic leftovers! For recipe, click here.