This Honey Jalapeno Dressing is sweet, creamy, and spicy! Not to mention it can be made in less than 5 minutes!
There is a local taco and burrito shop by my house that serves a rich, creamy, honey jalapeno dressing alongside their salads and tacos. The dressing was amazing and I wanted to recreate it at home.
I knew I needed the sweet and the spicy combo (honey and jalapeno), but what gave the dressing a creamy consistency? I tried milk, buttermilk, and found that sour cream gave the dressing a thicker consistency than the milk. I added fresh cilantro, lime, and garlic to accentuate the spicy jalapeno. I ended up with a flavorful and creamy salad dressing.
The sour cream gives the dressing a nice tang while the honey sweetens up the spicy jalapeno.
Now when I say this dressing is spicy I mean it. It’s spicy! You first taste the cool creamy sour cream and then the heat of the jalapeno sneaks up on you. It’s the perfect blend of sweet and spicy.
This Honey Jalapeno Dressing is very simple to make. Toss all of the ingredients together in a blender (or food processor), pulse for 30-60 seconds and your done! How simple is that?
This dressing makes a total of 2 cups. If you have dressing left over toss it with rice or use it as a dipping sauce for grilled chicken.
In the time it would take you to pick up salad dressing at the super market you could have this dressing ready. Enjoy!
Honey Jalapeno Salad Dressing
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1½ cups sour cream
- 1 medium jalapeno, seeds removed
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 tablespoons cilantro
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
- In a blender combine all of the ingredients and pulse for 30 seconds. Stir with a spatula making sure to scrap the remnants towards the bottom. Pulse for another 30 to 60 seconds to make sure the dressing is blended and clump free. Store in the fridge until ready to serve