The one dish we have at least once a week is Turkey Burgers with Fries. I usually put wasabi mayo, tomato and cheese on mine but this time around I wanted something new. This is where this Jalapeño Ranch Dressing recipe comes into play.
When I am not in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes for this food blog, I am just like everyone else, making dishes that are quick & easy to make after a long day at work.
What was a surprise to me is that while this Ranch Dressing was delish on my turkey burger, the wife loved dipping her fries in it instead of ketchup. Go figure.
For another great Jalapeño based condiment, make sure you try my Hot Jalapeño Mustard recipe! Muy Caliente!
I realize that many people out there do not like the taste of Cilantro. If that's you, you can omit that ingredient. It will not have a significant effect on the overall taste.
Do you ever wonder what makes Jalapeno Peppers so hot? Well check out this article on Wikipedia for more information.
🌶 How to Handle Hot Peppers
The capsaicin in hot peppers is what makes peppers hot. If you handle hot peppers gloveless, it’s a guarantee that you’re in for a nasty case of chili burn, both on your fingers and anywhere you rub. Like your face. Ouch!
Even if you wear disposable gloves, be careful about what you touch. The gloves are going to protect your fingers, but touching any part of your body with the gloves after you’ve handled hot peppers can lead to severe chili burn. Resist the temptation to rub your eyes. Wait until you’ve removed your gloves and washed your hands thoroughly with soap.
🌡️ How Hot are the Peppers
The Scoville Scale is the measurement that tells you the spiciness of a given type of pepper.
|Pepper Type||Spiciness Rating|
|Bell Pepper||0 on the Scoville Scale|
|Banana Pepper||0-500 on the Scoville Scale|
|Poblano Pepper||1000-1500 on the Scoville Scale|
|Jalapeño Pepper||2500-8000 on the Scoville Scale|
|Tabasco & Cayenne||30,000-50,000 on the Scoville Scale|
|Habanero Pepper||100,000-300,000 on the Scoville Scale|
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📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make this Jalapeño Ranch Dressing recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Low Fat Buttermilk, Mayonnaise, Jalapeños, Garlic Cloves, Green Onions, Lime Juice, Fresh Cilantro and Salt & Pepper.
🥣 How to Make Jalapeño Ranch Dressing
Place all the ingredients in a food processor and puree to the desired consistency.
Let the sauce sit for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator. This will allow all the flavors to meld. You can use it immediately, but the longer you let it sit in the refrigerator, the more flavorful it will be.
Jalapeño Ranch Dressing
- ¼ Cup Low Fat Buttermilk
- ½ Cup Mayonnaise
- 1 Fresh Jalapeño, Stemmed and Seeded
- 2 Garlic Cloves
- 1 Green Onions
- ⅛ Cup Fresh Lime Juice
- Fresh Cilantro
- Salt and Pepper, to Taste
- Place all the ingredients in a food processor and puree to the desired consistency.
- Let the sauce sit for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator. This will allow all the flavors to meld. You can use it immediately, but the longer you let it sit in the refrigerator, the more flavorful it will be.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.