This Chipotle Ranch Dressing is an easy 5-minute, 4-ingredient recipe that adds flavor to any meal. Don't limit this sauce to salads. It's also great on pizza, chicken strips, and wraps.
I put this sauce on EVERYTHING. It's creamy, spicy, and goes with all the food you would use traditional ranch dressing for.
For this recipe, you will make homemade ranch dressing by combining mayo, sour cream, and ranch seasoning. Then blend in smoky chipotle peppers. Making the ranch from scratch gives the salad dressing a more robust and fresher flavor.
The 4 Ingredients You Need
Sour Cream & Mayonaise - These two condiments make the bases of the ranch dressing. You can use light sour cream and light mayo for a healthier sauce.
Ranch Dip Mix - You don't need the whole packet of ranch mix. I used 2 tablespoons in this recipe, which gives the dressing a strong ranch flavor.
Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce - You can find canned chipotle peppers in the same aisles as the tortillas, salsa, and other Mexican ingredients. One pepper will give the ranch a little kick, and two will make it a little spicier. Start with one and adjust your spice level from there.
🔪 How to Make Southwest Chipotle Ranch Dressing
Step 1: Add ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
Step 2: If it's too thick, add a tablespoon of water to the dressing until you get your desired consistency.
👩🍳 How to Make Chipotle Ranch Dip
If you want to make Chipotle Ranch Dip for vegetables or tortilla chips, exclude the water when blending. Then add in 1 teaspoon at a time until you get the consistency you want.
🥗 How To Use The Dressing
This sauce is not just for salads. You can use this spicy ranch dressing on so many things!
- French Fries
- Fish Tacos
- Chicken strips
How to Store Chipotle Ranch
Store any leftover dressing in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
❓ Recipe Questions
How Spicy is it?
Use one chipotle pepper for a little kick, two for a medium kick, and three more for a major kick.
Where do you buy canned chipotle peppers?
You can find canned chipotle peppers in the aisle with the other Mexican ingredients at your grocery store.
More of My Favorite Dressings
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Chipotle Ranch Dressing (4 Ingredients)
- ½ cup sour cream
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- 1 - 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce* NOT the entire can
- 2 tablespoons ranch seasoning or dip mix
- ¼ cup of water
- Add ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
- If the sauce is too thick, add a tablespoon of water to the dressing until you get your desired consistency.