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Chuy's Creamy Jalapeno Cilantro Dip Dressing. A copycat recipe for Chuy's famous jalapeno dip. This creamy jalapeno dip can be served with chips, drizzled on a burrito bowl, or as a dressing on a salad. Creamy Jalapeno Cilantro dressing makes everything taste good! Also a Cafe Rio cilantro ranch dressing copycat recipe. www.modernhoney.com

Chuy's Creamy Jalapeno Cilantro Dip Dressing

This popular dip/dressing can be a great dip for chips or a flavorful dressing on a salad or burrito bowl.
Course Dressing/Dip
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword creamy jalapeno dip
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 205 kcal
Author Melissa Stadler, Modern Honey


  • 3/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 3/4 cup Mayonnaise (if you prefer less mayonnaise, you may use 1 cup of sour cream and 1/2 cup mayonnaise)
  • 1 packet 1 oz Dry Ranch Dip
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Salt
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro (tightly packed, may add more for fresh flavor)
  • 3/4 cup Pickled Jalapenos (plus juice from a jar (may add up to 1 cup depending on heat preference)
  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk (if you want it to be thinner, add more buttermilk)
  • 2 Tomatillos optional
  • 2 teaspoons Fresh Lime Juice optional


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together sour cream, mayonnaise, ranch dip packet, and garlic salt.
  2. In blender or food processor, puree cilantro and pickled jalapenos with a little juice. (If using tomatillos, blend with jalapenos and cilantro).
  3. Add cilantro jalapeno puree to mayo mixture.
  4. Stir in buttermilk until you reach desired consistency. Add fresh lime juice, if using.
  5. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Nutrition Facts
Chuy's Creamy Jalapeno Cilantro Dip Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 205 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 772mg34%
Potassium 140mg4%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 790IU16%
Vitamin C 4.6mg6%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.