Jalapeno Ranch Dip

My love for snack food runs deep. I have mentioned it before when I shared Crab and Artichoke Dip with you, but every single Sunday night of my childhood we ate junk food for dinner. 

To this day, I still believe cheese and crackers, popcorn, and chips and dip are a complete meal. I can’t help it! It is just engrained in me just like “don’t leave wet towels on the floor” or “there is really no point in making your bed.” (yes, that was really my mom’s philosophy!)

Jalapeno Ranch Dip

Because of this snack food addiction, I am always looking for ways to put a healthy spin on traditional junk food. This Jalapeno Dip is a great example. It uses light sour cream, fresh jalapenos, cilantro and lime juice to make a tasty, refreshing dip you will love. And a big bonus is that it takes about two minutes to prepare! This is a great one to hang on to in case you need to take something out to the lake to snack on this summer or an easy appetizer for your Memorial Day picnic.

Jalapeno Ranch Dip

Since I made this I have been putting it on everything! I drizzled it over shrimp tostados, stuffed pablano peppers, and dunked sweet potato fries in it. It really goes well with anything. So if your looking for a quick and easy recipe give this one a try, it won’t disappoint!

Jalapeno Ranch Dip
Recipe type: Appetizer
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 6+
 
Ingredients
  • 1 16 ounce container of light sour cream
  • 1 package ranch dressing mix
  • 3 fresh jalapenos, seeds removed
  • ½ cup cilantro
  • 1 lime, juiced
Instructions
  1. In a blender or food processor add your seeded jalapenos. Then pulse the blender a few times just until the jalapenos are broken up into chucks. Add cilantro and pulse a few more times until your peppers and cilantro are broken up.
  2. Add sour cream, ranch mix, and the juice from the lime. Blend until mixture is completely incorporated.
  3. Serve chilled. I think this is better the next day when the flavors have had time to meld together, but it can be served immediately.

 

13 Responses to Jalapeno Ranch Dip

  1. I am in LOVE with how easy and delicious this dip is! I’m all for junk food too! ABSOLUTELY love it and can’t go a day without it! this healthy version has got me hooked! I need this in my life! :)

    • Maebells says:

      I am so glad to hear it! It is a good one to keep in mind in case someone just pops by and you didn’t have time to make anything!

  2. I could eat snacks for every meal too! When my husband is away, I am perfectly fine eating chips and dip for dinner. I would be putting this dip on everything too :)

    • Maebells says:

      Yes! I really do try to eat healthy, but my junk food craving is pretty darn strong too! At least this is a lightened up healthy version!

  3. We love our snacks! In fact we often have appetizers for dinner with stuff like this. Back in Texas there is a Mexican restaurant that serves jalapeño ranch like this and it is so good on everything. This looks perfect!

  4. I totally agree with you in that junk food and snacks can make a meal! And if I had this dip, it certainly would be a weekly rotation of a snack-y meal for me. Looks delicious!

  5. Mmm, jalapeno + ranch sounds sooo good. Creamy and spicy are always a winning combination.

  6. Love Ranch and I love jalapenos. This is perfect!

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