It's become my mission to spice up our side dishes and make them more exciting, including our salads. I've always loved the flavor of a spicy ranch dressing or dip so this one was right up my alley for adding that kick of flavor to a Tex Mex salad.
Recipe by Kalyn @ Kalyn's Kitchen
Makes 1 1/4 cup.
1/2 of 28 gram (1 oz) packet of Ranch Dip mix
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup salsa
1/2 tsp chipotle chile powder
Put all ingredients into a blender and process until smooth. Store in a resealable jar in the refrigerator for two weeks.
Click here for printable version of Chipotle Ranch Dressing
I absolutely loved this dressing and thought it added great flavor to an otherwise boring side salad.
Ideas for salad mix-ins:
- diced avocado
- diced tomato
- black beans
- green onions
- crushed tortilla chips
- diced red pepper
- shredded cheese
- southwest spiced chicken or shrimp
- Nacho Ordinary Taco Salad (using the Chipotle Ranch Dressing instead of the Creamy Lime Cilantro Dressing)
- Shredded Chicken Flautas + Taco Rice with Corn and Black Beans + Side Salad with Chipotle Ranch Dressing
- Beef and Bean Chimichangas or Creamy Beef Taquitos + Chipotle Ranch Dressing as a dip for the chimichangas