How to Make Southwest ranch dressing sauce

How to Make Southwest ranch dressing sauce - 1 67
  • Mayonnaise: 200g
  • Sour cream: 100g
  • Fresh cilantro (coriander): 25g, chopped
  • Lime juice: 1 tablespoon (15ml)
  • Ranch seasoning mix: 2 tablespoons
  • Cumin powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic powder: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Black pepper: 1/4 teaspoon
  • Jalapeno pepper: 1 small, seeds removed and finely chopped (optional for spiciness)
Per serving
Calories: 150 kcal
Proteins: 1 g
Fats: 15 g
Carbohydrates: 4 g
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  • In a mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise and sour cream. Mix them well until they are smooth and fully incorporated.
  • Add the fresh cilantro (coriander) and lime juice to the mayo-sour cream mixture. Stir everything together until the cilantro is evenly distributed.
  • Now, it’s time to add the flavors. Mix in the ranch seasoning mix, cumin powder, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Stir until all the spices are well blended into the sauce.
  • For a little kick of heat, you can add finely chopped jalapeno pepper to the sauce. This is optional and can be adjusted based on your preference for spiciness.
  • Taste the Southwest ranch dressing and adjust the seasonings as needed. You can add more salt, pepper, or other spices to suit your taste.
  • Once you are satisfied with the taste, transfer the sauce to a serving bowl or a jar with a lid for storage.
  • The Southwest ranch dressing is now ready to be served!

This creamy and flavorful Southwest ranch dressing pairs wonderfully with a variety of dishes. It is commonly used as a dipping sauce for chicken wings, vegetables, and chips. It also makes a great dressing for salads, wraps, and sandwiches. It can be a delightful accompaniment to grilled meats or as a topping for baked potatoes.

Southwest ranch dressing is a delicious and versatile sauce that combines the creaminess of mayo and sour cream with the zesty flavors of cilantro, lime, and various spices. The addition of jalapeno pepper gives it a mild kick, perfect for those who enjoy a touch of heat. Its smooth texture and well-balanced taste make it a favorite condiment for many dishes, adding a burst of flavor to every bite.

Facts about the sauce:

  1. Ranch dressing, originally created in the United States, has become one of the most popular salad dressings and dipping sauces worldwide.
  2. The dressing’s creamy base typically includes mayonnaise and buttermilk, but this Southwest version uses sour cream for added richness.
  3. While the classic ranch dressing is already well-known, the Southwest version elevates it with the vibrant flavors of cilantro, lime, and spices.
  4. Depending on personal preferences, the spiciness level of the sauce can be adjusted by adding or omitting the jalapeno pepper.
  5. Southwest ranch dressing is loved for its versatility, as it can be used as a dip, dressing, or topping for various dishes, making it a staple in many kitchens and restaurants.
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