Chipotle Ranch Dressing

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Chipotle Ranch Dressing is a favorite dressing or dip perfect for salads, fries, or even pizza crusts!

A simple mixture of mayo and sour cream is combined with our favorite ranch inspired seasonings and chipotle peppers.

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What’s in Chipotle Ranch Dressing?

BASE: Mayonnaise, sour cream, and milk give the dressing its rich and smooth base. You can swap out the sour cream for low carb Greek yogurt.

SEASONINGS: Fresh lime juice and cilantro add a bright fresh flavor. I also like to add parsley, garlic, and onion powder.

CHIPOTLE PEPPERS: These peppers are smoked dried jalapenos and they can be purchased in a can in adobo sauce. This makes them easy to chop and add to your favorite dressings and sauces. They have a nice smoky flavor and a bit of heat.

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Where to buy Chipotle Peppers

Small cans of chipotle chiles in adobo sauce are found in most supermarkets with the Latin or Mexican ingredients. You can also get them online.

SUBSTITUTIONS: If you don’t have chipotle peppers, substitute a little bit of dried chipotle powder or even other diced peppers with a bit of smoked paprika. Mild diced green chiles or finely chopped jalapenos can be used.

How to Make Chipotle Ranch Dressing

It doesn’t get much easier than two very simple steps:

  1. Whisk all of the ingredients in a bowl until thoroughly combined.
  2. Pour into a container and chill at least 2 hours before serving.

Dip Tip To turn this from a dressing to a dip, skip on the milk. This will make the mixture nice and thick.

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How to Use

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How to Store

Keep Chipotle Ranch dressing in a container with a tight-fitting lid for up to 10 days in the refrigerator.

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Review Recipe

Chipotle Ranch Dressing

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Holly Nilsson
Creamy, flavorful, with a bit of a kick. This Chipotle Ranch Dressing is great on salads, with veggies, or in a wrap!


  • cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • ½ tablespoon fresh cilantro chopped
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley or 2 teaspoons fresh parsley (chopped)
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder or 1 clove fresh garlic (minced)
  • teaspoon onion powder
  • 2-3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce or more to taste, finely diced
  • salt & black pepper to taste

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  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
  • Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 287, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 31g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 17g, Monounsaturated Fat: 7g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 24mg, Sodium: 252mg, Potassium: 47mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 134IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 29mg, Iron: 1mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword Chipotle Ranch Dressing, how to make Chipotle Ranch Dressing
Course Dip, Dressing, Sauce
Cuisine American
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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

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