Clean-eating homemade ranch dip with a kick. Perfect for anything you could ever think to toss in ranch dressing or dip, with zero guilt!
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Last month, in between all of our holiday shindigs, my husband decided we needed to have friends over to watch a football game – a game that could clinch our home team for a playoff spot (spoiler alert: it was a close game, but we did not win). Normally, I am on board for any and all reasons to have friends over for food and football, but I was exhausted from everything else we had going on during the holiday hustle.
As a girl who likes a plan, I felt super unprepared for our impromptu watch party. I swear I know how to go with the flow, but when it comes to hosting, I like to have a menu in mind, so I know everyone will be happy and full.
But then, I remembered I had everything on hand that I need to make my homemade ranch dressing – quick, easy, and flavorful – just what I needed for a homegating party, right? I knew I was making a quick + easy ranch dip, but needed to decide quickly what we were using it with.
I ran to Sam’s Club to snag snacks for the masses. You know I love making homemade chicken wings, which was my original plan; pick up a package of chicken wings, to toss in a quick rub. Until I saw Tyson® Bone-In Wings – DONE. Ready in under 30 minutes, already seasoned, and super crispy, these Tequila Lime wings were exactly what I needed. Since this was a 5-lb bag, I have plenty to bake for more watch parties, as we lead up to the Big Game.
I also tossed tortilla chips, and veggies into my cart to round out the menu – because veggies dunked in ranch is never a bad decision.
The last time I made my homemade ranch dressing, and added chipotle, our friends legit put it on everything. And so, I wanted to test their taste buds again, and add a new twist; at the last minute I decided to add 1/2 diced jalapeno, and some fresh cilantro. The combo is a perfect dip pairing for Tequila Lime Chicken Wings and veggies! Once again, they dipped pretty much everything in this cleaner version of ranch dressing/dip all game long.
If you like spicy, you can easily add a whole jalapeno. But if you can’t handle the heat, or you know your guests can’t, opt to use 1/2 a fresh jalapeno for this homemade ranch dip.
Jalapeno Ranch Dip
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 3/4 cup Greek yogurt, plain
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
- 1/2 jalapeno, diced, ribs and seeds removed
- 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
- 1/2 tablespoon dried dill spice
- 1/2 tablespoon dried parsley
- 1 tablespoon dried chives
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- To a jar, or bowl, mix all ingredients together in a bowl until smooth and evenly blended. Alternatively, you can shake all ingredients together in jar, as well.
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SMD @ Life According to Steph says
That looks good! Great flavors.
Amber K says
I tend to skip the chicken wing section of Sam’s but now I’m thinking that’s a bad idea. Tequila lime sounds delicious! 🙂 I was thinking about your salsa the other day too. It will definitely be making an appearance soon! 🙂
You’re reminding me I need to make that salsa again too! It’s so good! I love these wings – I do prefer to make my own, but honestly if you’re going to buy pre-made, these are a good option, and the flavor combo is delish!
Jenn Thai says
Girl, this recipe is RIGHT up my alley – I love everything that’s got a little jalapeno in it, and ranch AND jalapeno? Heck. Yes. I’m looking forward to trying this one out!
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Yes! And if you like a lot of heat, you can always add more jalapeno 😉
I love jalapenos, I love ranch and I love chicken wings so this sounds perfect!
Jessica Spivey says
My husband would love this! Sounds yummy!
Yes! My husband loved it!