Homemade Jalapeño Ranch Dressing

Homemade jalapeño Ranch dressing for salads, taco salads, or tacos! The secret to a Ranch-style dressing is a buttload of dillweed (What’d you call me?!) AKA dill. And if you want a recipe for regular Ranch style dressing, then just omit the jalapeño from this recipe. Easy!

jalapeno ranch recipe

Now, you know that normally I like it spicy, but in this recipe I do prefer to remove the seeds and membranes from the jalapeño to make it milder. I find that the delicate dill is overpowered by the heat of the chiles. But it’s up to you! Try it the first time without seeds and see what you think.

Like I said, this is the perfect dressing for a taco salad, a great dip for steak fries, baked portobello fries, or even just a pizza crust!


Homemade Jalapeño Ranch Dressing

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  • Author: Hilah
  • Yield: 1/2 cup 1x



1/2 cup sour cream

1 jalapeño, diced (remove seeds for milder sauce)

1 teaspoon dried dill

1 teaspoon dried parsley (or 1 tablespoon fresh)

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon salt


Combine all ingredients in a food processor or small blender jar and puree until smooth. Store covered, refrigerated for up to 7 days.


Try this with fresh cilantro instead of parsley, too!


  • Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
  • Calories: 34

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