Honey Jalapeno Dressing

This Honey Jalapeno Dressing is sweet, creamy, and spicy! Not to mention it can be made in less than 5 minutes!

Honey Jalapeno Dressing

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.

Creamy Honey Jalapeno 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.

Jalapeno Lime Dressing

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.

Creamy Jalapeno Lime Dressing

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

Honey Jalapeno Salad Dressing

4.41 from 5 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


  1. 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
Nutrition Facts
Honey Jalapeno Salad Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 94 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 34mg1%
Potassium 67mg2%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 3g3%
Vitamin A 295IU6%
Vitamin C 4.4mg5%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Honey Jalapeno Salad Dressing


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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!



  • 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!