January 5, 2021

Healthy Jalapeño Ranch Dressing

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!

jalapeno ranch in jar with veggies

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!

jalapeno ranch dressing ingredients

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

ranch ingredients in blender

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.

jalapeno in jar on spoon

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

jalapeno ranch with jalapeño and dill on top

More Delicious Recipes You Will Love

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

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Healthy Jalapeño Ranch Dressing

  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free
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  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a high-powered blender or food processor until smooth and creamy.

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    4 comments
  1. For the dill and chives, I’m assuming that’s fresh herbs, right? Are the oz volume or weight? Thanks!

  2. 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!

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