Monday, May 6, 2013

pinspired recipe: chuy's jalapeno ranch dip

When I lived in Texas, going to Chuy's happy hour and getting unlimited free nachos and their jalapeno ranch dip was a very regular occurrence. The dip was spicy, but delicious, and every time someone tried to make a copycat version, it was nowhere close to the original.

I had one hour to put together a dish for a Cinco de Mayo party on Saturday, so I figured it was time to give it a whirl myself. It's been a while since I've had the real deal, so I'm not entirely sure how it compares, but I can tell you it was delicious.

I took the easiest pinned recipe and altered it a little to what I thought would be best. Theirs:


My recipe: 

  • 16 oz fat free sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonaise
  • handful of finely chopped, fresh cilantro
  • 4 jalapenos, finely chopped
  • juice from one lime
  • 1/4 cup of milk [buttermilk may have been a better option]
  • 1 packet of ranch DIP seasoning

Just mix all of those ingredients into a bowl or container, top with a couple leaves of cilantro to make it look pretty, and serve with Hint of Lime tortilla chips!

I'd recommend getting extra jalapenos and adding them until you think it's hot enough. The original called for two, and I could barely even taste it. Adding the two more made it perfect, in my opinion. 

It was also perfect for putting on top of the fajitas we made at the party. In fact, I think I'll make a bunch of this sauce just for that purpose... putting it on tacos, fajitas, wraps, whatever!


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