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Spicy Ranch Dressing Recipe
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Spicy Ranch Dressing

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"This picante dressing is great on fries with cheese and bacon, with chicken fingers, burgers, or on a red leaf, cucumber and tomato salad."

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Original recipe makes 2 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. In a blender, combine the mayonnaise, buttermilk, ranch dressing mix, bell pepper, cilantro, jalapeno pepper and hot pepper sauce. Pulse until blended.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 04, 2010

I've made this a couple times, only using a homemade dry ranch dressing mix instead of packaged. I find that using a homemade mix tastes much better than the pre-packaged mixes. I also use equal parts fat free plain yogurt, fat free sour cream and lowfat mayonnaise. If you don't have Tabasco, Frank's Hot Sauce works just as well. This is GREAT on taco salad as well as a dip for raw veggies.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 24, 2006

this is not spicy at all it might be if you add alot more hot sauce but the cilantro gives it a nice flavor

Jul 14, 2010

This was so good, I omitted the red pepper though. Put this over an iceberg lettuce salad with tomatoes, shredded cheese, chicken, black beans, corn, red onions, and tortilla strips!! Absolutely delicious! I used a big jalapeno though and it definitely had some kick to it!

Nov 08, 2012

I used buttermilk powder and wouldn't recommend it because it affects the consistency but the flavor is yummy!

Oct 13, 2012

I made this to have with homemade French fries tomorrow but I was having leftover pizza for dinner tonight and decided to taste test the mixture with the pizza crust. After sitting about an hour, this stuff is already delish! I had a small golf ball sized red bell pepper and I used the whole thing. I also used an entire jalapeño sans the seeds and membrane. I had an old opened package of Hidden Valley Green Onion Dip mix so I used the rest of it. I don't know how much was in there. I added no hot sauce. I don't know how much cilantro I added either. I put the red pepper, jalapeño, cilantro, dip mix and a part of the buttermilk in a small food processor and whirled them all together. Then added the rest of the ingredients. This will be my go to ranch dressing from now on! Thanks!

Jul 20, 2014

Good not great. I'm sure it's because of the ranch salad dressing mix that this turned out to be just ordinary, despite the other additions. When it's all said and done this is still a ranch dressing made with ranch salad dressing mix.

Jun 11, 2013

A nice thin dressing, booming with flavor, love it AND so does the family!


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  • Calories
  • 109 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 11.1 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 187 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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