The BEST Honey Jalapeno Ranch Dressing

Loaded with incredible flavor, this Honey Jalapeno Ranch is sweet, creamy, tangy, and spicy! Not to mention it can be made in less than 5 minutes! Perfect as a dip or a salad dressing, this quick and easy Jalapeno Ranch will become a weekly staple in your home.

We love to throw together healthy salads with amazing dressings throughout the year! This Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad has a mouthwatering Spicy Buttermilk Ranch Dressing that you won’t be able to get enough of, and the Creamy Poppyseed Dressing on this Strawberry Spinach Salad is absolutely addictive!

Honey Jalapeno Ranch Dressing

I love pantry staples recipes that take no time to make. This Honey Jalapeno Ranch is ready in just 5 minutes and it is SO easy. All you have to do is toss the ingredients together in a blender (or food processor), pulse for 30-60 seconds, and you’re done! How simple is that? It takes less time than picking up a salad dressing at the supermarket. Quick and easy recipes make like so much easier!

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. If you’re not the biggest fan of spicy food, use half a jalapeño instead, and make sure you remove all of the seeds as well!

As this dressing makes a total of 2 cups, I always have plenty to last throughout the week. This Jalapeño Ranch recipe is perfect as a salad dressing, taco or burrito topping, or as a dip for grilled chicken, fries, or pizza!

Ingredients for Honey Jalapeno Ranch Dressing

  • Jalapeño: Spicy and hot, I added one jalapeño to this creamy jalapeño ranch recipe, with the seeds removed. If you want extra heat just leave the seeds in!
  • Honey: Honey is mixed in for sweetness and flavor. It is delicious!
  • Sour Cream: I chose sour cream as the main base of this Jalapeño Ranch recipe as it is super creamy and thick. When mixed with the other ingredients, it becomes the perfect density for a dip or salad dressing.
  • Herbs: Garlic and cilantro make this dressing pop! You could also throw in some dill, parsley, or chives if you love that herby ranch flavor.
  • Lime: Lime brings a hint of acidity, cutting through the honey.

Honey Jalapeno Ranch Dressing in blender

How to make Jalapeno Ranch Dressing in a Blender

It couldn’t be easier – just 2 steps:

  1. Add everything to a blender. Add garlic, sour cream, jalapeno, honey, cilantro, and lime juice to a blender. Throw in a couple of teaspoons of some extra herbs like dill, parsley, and chives if desired.
  2. Blend! Pulse the ingredients for 30 seconds and then scrape the sides of the blender with a rubber spatula. Pulse for another 30 seconds or until the dressing is smooth and creamy. Store in the fridge until ready to serve.

Salad drizzled with honey lime dressing

How Can I make this Honey Jalapeno Ranch spicier?

There are a couple of options! You can leave the seeds in instead of removing them entirely. The seeds hold the main heat of spicy peppers and definitely give this Honey Jalapeno Ranch dressing a boost! Another option is adding an extra half or whole jalapeño. I would start with half and add more as needed.

If you want to make it a little less spicy, use half a jalapeño with the seeds removed.

What Recipes does this spicy dressing go with?

As a salad dressing:

As a dip:

Honey Jalapeno Ranch Dressing in hand blender

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Honey Jalapeno Salad Dressing

4.63 from 8 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8 people
This Honey Jalapeno Dressing is sweet, creamy, and spicy! Not to mention it can be made in 5 minutes!


  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1 medium jalapeno seeds removed
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice


  • Add garlic, sour cream, jalapeno, honey, cilantro and lime juice to a blender.
  • Pulse for 30 seconds then scrape the sides of the blender with a rubber spatula. Pulse for another 30 seconds or until the dressing is smooth and creamy. Store in the fridge until ready to serve.
Nutrition Facts
Honey Jalapeno Salad Dressing
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Condiment, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Honey Jalapeno Salad Dressing, Salad Dressing, Summer


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    • Brit

      Is it possible to delete this review? The comment is fine, but I wrongly questioned the average rating before realizing this should really be a 5-star review by 2 reviewers, not a 4.3 review by 3. Please don’t rate what you haven’t tried.

  • Gina

    I was looking for something to dip my Chipotle lime wings in when I came across your honey jalapeño dressing. It’s PERFECT!! It complimented the wings and I had enough leftover I thought I would put it on the southwestern salad I made today, it was OUT OF THIS WORLD!! Thanks for sharing.

  • Gina Welborn

    PERFECT!! It was the first time that I ever made salad dressing. I also made ranch dressing from another person’s board and her’s was not very good well I won’t make it again sorry to say. If you have a ranch recipe I’d love to try it! This is my favorite dressing now and I won’t buy dressing again. Thanks!

    • Hi Gina!

      I am so glad you loved the dressing thank you! I don’t have a homemade ranch recipe but will put it on the list of stuff to make!



  • Sandra

    I bet this will taste awesome on tacos and fish tacos instead of the regular taco sauce!

  • Ann Sullivan

    Thank you so much! The restaurant by our house has the same dressing, but I do not find it spicy at all. I like it because I have a low tolerance for spicy foods. Do you recommend a way to make it less spicy without sacrificing ingredients?

  • Brit

    I deviated by not using a food processor, but instead mincing the jalapeno and cilantro by hand. It ended up being a good addition to our shrimp enchiladas, but not quite what was intended (looking for more of a “sauce”). With the tartness, I’d say it’s like an alternative ranch dressing, or, as I made it, reminiscent of tzatziki. Very good, but I think swapping the sour cream for a smooth, plain Greek yogurt would be a negligible taste difference for a much healthier result. I also wonder whether cider vinegar could be an equally delicious replacement for the lime juice? I’ll likely try this again and may experiment.

  • Megan

    We loved this but wondering if there is a way to make it thicker to also use it as a dip for veggies.

    • Hi Megan,

      You could try adding some mayo or maybe greek yogurt to thicken it up more.



  • David

    How close is this to the original inspiration? I found your site when i was looking for a sauce similar to ED’s honey jalapeno dressing!

    • Hi David,

      This recipe is an inspiration of off El Diablo! I loved this sauce and would always make it at home. It’s as close as I could get to their sauce. I hope you enjoy!

      Thank you!


  • Patrick Leffel

    Sweet Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Do yourself a gigantic favor, and make this dressing. Then put it on a salad comprised of fajita chicken strips, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, red onion, and a sprinkle of sharp cheddar cheese. Top with a handful of tortilla strips. You’re welcome.

    Damn close to the best salad I’ve ever eaten in my LIFE, and I’m a 50 year old foodie.

    THIS DRESSING IS THE BOMB DIGGETTY. Thank you, thank you, thank you to the original poster.

    • Hi Partick! I am so glad to hear you enjoyed this dressing so much! Your comment made my day!

      Thanks for sharing,


    • Hi Pamela,

      Yes you could use those! They may not be as hot as regular jalapeños but would definitely work in a pinch.

      Thanks and Enjoy!


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