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Creamy Jalapeno Dip

Ever heard of Chuy’s Tex-Mex? It’s a chain in the South, and they’re cooking up some pretty darn tasty Tex-Mex. And, if you’re in-the-know, you can ask for their creamy jalapeno sauce for your chips. This dip is cool and creamy and packs a mighty punch of Texas-sized flavor. Hungry? Let’s get cooking!

a closeup shot of creamy jalapeno dip in a rustic bowl with tortilla chips in the background

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Well, this gal moved out of the South but was still carving her creamy Jalapeno Dip, so I’ve recreated it so that that I can dip and dunk whenever I’m craving flavor.

Not only is this dip amazingly simple to make, but it’s just got a few ingredients. And, it packs a HUGE punch of flavor!

It’s a dip, dressing, sauce, marinade and more!

Ingredients to Make Chuy’s Jalapeno Dip

  • Sour cream
  • Ranch dressing powder
  • Cilantro
  • Jalapeno – full of flavor and nutrition!
  • Lime
  • Salt and pepper.

That’s it!

How to Make This Creamy Dip Recipe

  1. Got a blender or food processor? It all goes in! Just clean out the seeds and stem from the jalapeno first.
  2. Pulse the sour cream, ranch powder, cilantro, jalapeno, and lime juice until smooth.
  3. Season with salt and pepper and grab those chips to start dipping!

How To Serve Creamy Jalapeno Dip

Dip – As a dip, of course! It’s fabulous with crisp tortilla chips, but it’s also great with your favorite veggies.

Sauce – I LOVE this as a sauce with grilled chicken, or try it with fish tacos or your favorite Tex-Mex dishes like drizzled over homemade tostada shells.

Dressing – If there’s ever any leftover, I use this dip as a dressing over my favorite salad greens. Boy, does it add some serious flavor!

Marinade – I’ve even used this as a marinade before grilling meats.

Creamy jalapeno dip on a wedge salad on a plate.
Creamy Jalapeno Dip as a salad dressing.

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • Jalapenos have varying levels of heat – if this dip isn’t spicy enough for you, add another jalapeno!
  • Don’t add the seeds though – they add a grittiness to the dip which is unpleasant
  • Don’t love cilantro? Use parsley instead!
  • Salt is essential! Season it and make sure to mix the salt in well.
  • Here’s a tasty variation – jalapeno artichoke dip!

How to Store This Tex-Mex Dip Recipe

This dip will keep in the fridge for about three days. It will not freeze.

Store it in an air-tight container in the fridge.

Is Jalapeno Dip good for you?

If you use low-fat sour cream, then this flavorful dip won’t have much fat or calories. Of course what you dip into it is another story!

Can I use mayonnaise instead of sour cream?

You could, but then it’d have a different flavor and consistency. I’d use sour cream if you can.

Is this dip dairy-free?

No, it is gluten-free, keto, low-carb, and nut-free, but not dairy-free.

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jalapeno dip in a rustic red bowl with chips in the background
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Jalapeno Dip

It only takes a handful of ingredients to make this creamy and flavor-packed Jalapeno Dip that's a must on Taco Tuesdays or any day you're having Tex-Mex!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizers, dip, jalapeno, jalapeno dip, party dip
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 76kcal


  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 jalapeno seeds and stem removed
  • 1/4 cup cilantro stems removed
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Powder
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Remove the stem and seeds from the jalapeno.
  • Pop everything into a blender or food processor and pulse on and off for about two minutes or until the dip is creamy and smooth.
  • Season with a pinch of salt and enjoy!


Serving: 3tbsp | Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 311IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg

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