Chuy’s Jalapeno Dip

Chuy’s Jalapeno Dip – easy copycat recipe of Chuy’s famous dip. Tastes just like the real thing!! SO good! I could drink it with a straw. Sour cream, ranch mix, fresh jalapeños, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, and milk. Great as a dip, on top of a salad, or a marinade. Everyone LOVES this stuff! One of my most requested recipes!!

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Creamy Jalapeno Sauce

Have you ever eaten at Chuy’s Tex-Mex Restaurant? It is one of my favorite places to eat tex mex food. While the food is delicious, I absolutely LOVE their creamy jalapeno chip dip. OMG! I could drink it with a straw! I’ve been working on making my own version at home and I finally made the BEST copycat recipe! This recipe is spot on! The best part about this recipe is that it is effortless to make! Creamy ranch dip with jalapenos, lime, and cilantro. We love the little kick of heat from the jalapenos! This creamy dip recipe is a MUST for your next taco night!

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How to Make Chuy’s Creamy Jalapeño Dip

This delicious dip is super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. Roughly chop some fresh jalapeno peppers. Place the peppers in a food processor or blender. Add fresh garlic and cilantro. Pulse until finely chopped. Add fresh lime juice, sour cream, and a packet of hidden valley ranch salad dressing mix. Pulse until thoroughly combined. Add milk to the mix until you reach your desired consistency.

Tips & FAQs for Making Chuy’s Jalapeno Dip

  • Can substitute pickled jalapenos or diced green chiles for the fresh jalapeños.
  • Is Creamy Jalapeño Sauce spicy? There is a little bit of heat from the fresh jalapenos. Make sure to remove the seeds and membranes of the fresh jalapenos to reduce the heat in the dip.
  • Do not make the ranch dip packet. You are only going to use the dry mix.
  • Can substitute garlic powder for fresh garlic.
  • For a thicker sauce, omit the milk.
  • Can Chuy’s Jalapeno Dip be made in advance? Yes! This dip is actually better the next day after refrigerating overnight.
  • Store the dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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What to Serve with Chuy’s Famous Green Sauce

This dip has quickly become one of our favorite recipes! I always whip up a batch for our Mexican food night. We usually serve this flavorful dip with some tortilla chips or veggies. This makes a great party appetizer, dressing for a taco salad, or an easy marinade for chicken or pork. However you serve it, just serve it! You won’t be disappointed!

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Chuy’s Jalapeno Dip

Yield: 3 cups
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Chuy's Jalapeno Dip – easy copycat recipe of Chuy's famous dip. Tastes just like the real thing!! SO good! I could drink it with a straw. Sour cream, ranch mix, fresh jalapeños, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, and milk. Great as a dip, on top of a salad, or a marinade. Everyone LOVES this stuff! One of my most requested recipes!!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (16-oz) container Sour Cream
  • 1 (1-oz) package Ranch seasoning
  • 2 whole large fresh jalapenos, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 whole lime, juiced
  • 2 to 4 Tbsp milk

Instructions:

  • Combine roughly chopped jalapenos, cilantro and garlic in the food processor. Pulse until finely chopped.
  • Add lime juice, sour cream and ranch mix. Pulse until thoroughly combined.
  • Add milk, a tablespoon at a time, until you reach the desired thickness. Pour into serving bowl and enjoy!

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Comments

  1. Ranch dip mix or ranch seasoning? Because in the text of the post you reference dip mix but in the ingredients list you say seasoning. They are two different packets and taste very different as well.

  2. We live right down the road from Chuy’s and have always loved them, plus we’re originally from Texas, so Tex-mex is a big deal in my house! I did a taco night and at the last minute thought “we’ve always loved the jalapeno ranch dip from Chuy’s, I wonder if there’s a copycat recipe” and this one fits perfectly. Actually, my family said they liked it even better than the original! I used some well-stirred greek yogurt instead of sour cream because it’s what we had in the house (and we like the added protein and lower fat) and it was great; I also didn’t add the milk at the end, just because I like a chunkier dip consistency, and it was all the better because we could scoop more with a chip at a time. It paired really well with fish and shrimp tacos and an avocado-crabmeat quesadilla recipe I made that night as well. We put the remaining in a jar and have been using it for other things since then also. Definitely will make again.

  3. I have missed this SO MUCH since moving back to the East Coast. I made it to top some Slaw/Shrimp tacos and maaaaybe there might be some left for them. My husband is even impressed I was able to recreate it. I didn’t tell him how easy it was �� thank you so much for this recipe!!

  4. I love Chuys dip here in San Antonio there are many locations. The food there is ok not really Tex Mex. If you ever visit here there is way better Tex Mex places then Chuys.

  5. Thank you for this recipe. We make this all the time in our family. My husband is from Austin, TX, and this reminds him of home. So good!!

  6. Well we finally got a Chuy's here a month or two ago and Alexis and I just tried it last week. Loved the jalapeno sauce. I guessed it was a ranch sauce juiced up with jalapeno and cilantro. Pretty close based on your recipe!

    Merry Christmas to you, Chicken Legs and the critters!

  7. I just ran across your blog and have added it to my fave list 🙂

    I make this dip and it is a fave of ours — It is something requested when we attend a friend's house. I sometimes make it a bit thicker (not as runny as what is served at Chuy's) and do tortilla pin wheels with it.

    Looking forward to trying many of your receipes out on my family

    1. Chuys is great Mexican !! Not the taste of all the las or El restaurant. Waiting for one to be built in Bartlett Tn. I travel 3 hours to eat at chuys.

  8. This looks SO good–thanks for the recipe! I loved Chuy's when I lived in Dallas. Plus, I saw that you're going to Superior this weekend, and that is hands down my favorite Mexican food! Enjoy it; I'm jealous!

  9. We have one not too far from our house and I love it. As far as Tex Mex goes, it's pretty good (on most days) The problem is it's so popular there's always an hour wait :9.

  10. We have one not too far from our house and I love it. As far as Tex Mex goes, it's pretty good (on most days) The problem is it's so popular there's always an hour wait :9.

  11. Ohhhh, yum! I've never heard of the restaurant before, but am so glad you posted a recipe. This is a great one for football season. Thanks 🙂

  12. Heck yeah, that sounds delicious! It's a nice shift from the typical salsa or queso dip and the jalapeno kick rocks.

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