There is this amazing Tex-Mex restaurant that originated in Austin (now has many locations all over the U.S.) that we go to quite often. I don’t think we’ve had one dish there that we don’t like. One of the highlights is they serve an amazing creamy jalapeno dip. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love this dip. You have to request it, but you do, you won’t be disappointed. It’s got a slight heat and a zing that just has such a perfect balance of flavors. After doing some research we have come up with our own version of this dip – you’re welcome! 😁
We did a lot of research to get it to be just right. There were some copycat-type recipes out there and a good friend who’s gave us some tips however the ratios never seemed right. It was a lot of trial and error, but I believe we’ve got something similar that is super easy to make. We just throw everything in our Magic Bullet, whir it up and let it sit overnight before serving. I actually let it sleep overnight in the Bullet container. After giving it that time to rest, sometimes I find I need to blend in more jalapenos – if I’m feeling spicy! 🌶
The best part…it is so versatile! We eat it on salads, with a veggie tray for parties, of course with chips if we are feeling splurgy on our carbs.
Spicy Cilantro Ranch Dip
6 oz sour cream
1/4 c. mayonnaise
1/4 c. buttermilk
3/4 pkg Hidden Valley Ranch powder
1/4 cup roasted tomatillo salsa (regular tomatillo will work)
1/4 cup pickled jalapeños (+ an extra Tbsp, depending on spice level)
Half bunch of cilantro
Juice of 1/2 lime
Throw everything in a Magic Bullet (the tall 18 oz container) or a blender. Whir to creamy consistency. Taste and add more jalapeno, or ranch powder depending on your taste. Let it chill in the fridge a few hours or overnight before serving. We find the spice intensifies a little bit after it melds.
Makes 2 cups. Serving size (2 Tbsp of sauce): 16
Estimated Nutrition Stats (per 2 Tbsp serving): Calories – 52 | Fat – 4g | Carbs – 2g | Net carbs – 2g | Fiber – 0g | Protein – 1g
NOTE: The nutrition stats I get are after putting the recipe in MyFitnessPal.com. I do the best I can with what I’ve input, but I cannot guarantee 100% accuracy.