I was hooked at Chuy’s! And since I can’t live at Chuy’s, I decided to see if I could come even close to their recipe, so that my taste buds can experience the deliciousness of this creamy, green, Ranchy, jalapenoey, cilantroey awesomeness.
Yes, it’s that good.
So anyway, back to (somewhat) normal human language. The photo just doesn’t do it justice. You have to taste it to believe it!
Here’s what I threw into a food processor and it turned out super yummy!
Creamy Jalapeno Ranch Dip
1 1/2 cups Ranch dressing (from the bottle, or homemade)
1/2 cup sour cream
one bunch of cilantro, stems removed
one large fresh jalapeno, de-seeded and coarsely chopped
one 7 oz. can chopped green chiles
a large garlic clove, roughly chopped
a teaspoon of salt
juice of one lemon
What to do:
Pulse til smooth. Taste. Add anything it’s missing. I am a cilantro-aholic, so I found myself adding more and more. And you’ll be surprised at how much fresh jalapeno this dip can handle. Remember, it’s creamy, so it’ll be fine. Go easy on the lemon. Better to add a bit more later than to over-do it. Eat it with chips or tortillas.
I have a sneaking suspicion that this stuff would be great over enchiladas.