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Top view of a jar of creamy cilantro jalapeno sauce.



Cool and creamy. Spicy and tangy. Quick and easy to make. This copycat Creamy Cilantro Jalapeno Sauce is the perfect condiment for tortilla chips, tacos, or raw vegetables.


  • 16 ounce container full fat sour cream
  • 2 packages dry ranch dip mix
  • 2 whole large fresh jalapenos, seeded and deveined
  • 1 (4-ounce) can mild green chiles, drained well
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 whole lime, juiced
  • ½ cup full-fat buttermilk


  1. In the bowl of a food processor, add jalapenos and cilantro and process until finely chopped.
  2. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add sour cream, ranch mix, canned green chiles, garlic clove, lime juice, and buttermilk. Process until fully combined.
  3. Spoon the sauce into a bowl, cover, and chill for at least 1 hour to allow flavors to blend.
  4. Serve and enjoy with tortilla chips, on top of tacos, enchiladas, or burritos – even salads.
  • Prep Time: 8 minutes
  • Category: Starter - Appetizer
  • Method: Puree
  • Cuisine: Tex-Mex

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