This Jalapeño Ranch Dressing is perfect for salads, veggies, or as a dip for buffalo wings! This dressing is creamy, cool, just a little spicy, and packed full of flavor. It’s also Whole30 compliant, Keto, and dairy-free. Just what you need to keep you wanting veggies all year round!
A Simple, Easy, and Dairy-Free Jalapeño Ranch Recipe
One of the most challenging aspects of eating a healthy and balanced diet can be finding condiments that are not full of sugar, unhealthy oils, preservatives, or other junky ingredients.
When I first started paying attention to the ingredients in the food I was buying, I realized that some of the salad dressings I grew up loving were full of ingredients that were not supportive of my overall health goals. Creamier dressings, like ranch, are often particularly notorious.
That being said, there is really nothing like a good ranch dressing to bring your salad to life or make your veggies even more delicious. Thankfully, this healthy jalapeño ranch dressing recipe has got you covered! It’s made from only real food ingredients for a delicious dressing and dip that you will love!
All the Ingredients You Need to Make This Creamy Dressing
Mayonnaise: To keep this recipe Whole30 compatible, you’ll need to use to a Whole30 compatible mayonnaise. Look for one made with high quality oil and no added sugar.
Avocado: This is the secret to giving the jalapeño ranch a thicker, creamier consistency.
Full Fat Coconut Milk: You can usually find full fat coconut milk in the Asian aisle of your local grocery store. It will come in a can and not in the refrigerated section.
Jalapeño Pepper: This of course gives the ranch that jalapeño flavor and a little spice.
Lime Juice: Fresh lime juice gives this ranch a delicious citrus flavor.
Fresh Herbs: This dressing uses a combination of fresh dill, parsley, and chives to achieve the best flavor.
Garlic: This is a must-have ingredient. If possible, be sure to use fresh garlic.
Helpful Kitchen Tools
How to Make Jalapeño Ranch
Step One: Assemble your ingredients and then place everything in a high-powered blender or food processor.
Step Two: Blend or process everything on high until the dressing is smooth and creamy.
Step Three: Transfer the ranch to an air-tight container and store in the fridge for 3-5 days.
Tips, Tricks, and Frequently Asked Questions
- I have not tried using almond milk instead of coconut milk in this recipe. If you cannot tolerate coconut, feel free to give it a try and report back.
- Don’t love mayo? Feel free to use plain, full-fat Greek yogurt instead if you can tolerate dairy.
- If you would like to make a vegan version of the dressing, use a vegan mayonnaise.
- If you want a spicier dressing, feel free to add the entire jalapeño to the dressing.
- If you want your ranch to be a bit on the thicker side, you can start by using a little less coconut milk.
- I have found that the dressing tastes even better a day after it sits when the flavors have a chance to meld.
Ways to Serve
Whole30 Crispy Buffalo Chicken Wings
Homemade Chicken Nuggets
Healthy Chicken Taco Salad
Buffalo Ranch Chicken Nuggets
Slow Cooker Chipotle Beef Burrito Bowls
Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs
Crispy Pork Carnitas
Easy Salmon Burrito Bowls
Buffalo Chicken Bites
Sheet Pan Chicken Burrito Bowls
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I hope you give this Jalapeño Ranch Dressing a try! It is perfect for salads, dipping, and more!
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Recipe by: Ashlea Carver / All the Healthy Things | Photography by: Casey Colodny / THE MINDFUL HAPA
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ½ avocado
- ¾ cup full fat coconut milk
- ½ jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced (or whole pepper if you like the extra spice)
- ¼ cup fresh lime juice
- 3 tablespoons fresh dill weed
- 2 tablespoons chopped chives
- ¼ cup fresh parsley
- 2 cloves garlic
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon coarse salt
- Add all of the ingredients to a high-powered blender or food processor until smooth and creamy.
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I haven’t tried duet but I’m so
Excited to do it. I have just started trying to eat healthy, slowly but surely. I was wondering once I make this dressing, how long can I keep refrigerated?
Hi, Geraldine! it should last in the fridge for a week!
I havent tried this yet but i was wondering if there’s anything you can use to substitute the avocado with as I do not like avocados.
Or do you not taste it?
Hi, Adam! I would recommend using the avocado. You cannot taste it in the dressing.
We made this over the weekend and it was delicious! Chose to use the whole jalapeno and we were very pleased with the spice level. Loved the amount of freshness from the herbs!
Thank you for sharing, Louisa!
Super easy, super flavorful. I put all of the ingredients in my Nutribullet and it turned out great. We like spicy, but I still used only half a jalapeno. Just the right amount of spice, will not overwhelm what you put it on. I might add more jalapeno if I was specifically making a Latin dish, like taco salad. We used normal salad ingredients – butter lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, a little onion and bell pepper for my husband. It was light and fresh. So happy to have found a tasty, creamy Whole30 dressing!
I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe, Camille! Thank you for sharing!
I made this dip for NYE and it was a hit! Served some veggie sticks and chips for dipping, everyone loved it.
I’m so glad everyone loved it, Casey!
For the dill and chives, I’m assuming that’s fresh herbs, right? Are the oz volume or weight? Thanks!
Yep! Fresh herbs and I mueasured them by volume!
Your link for the mayo isn’t working. What mayo do you use? I just found your blog today and I’m obsessed! So many delicious meals!
I like Chosen Foods Mayo or Primal Kitchens Mayo, Haley! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the recipes!