Yield: 16 servings

Cilantro-Jalapeno Ranch Dressing

Cilantro Jalapeno Ranch Dressing - dressing being poured on to a plate of salad.

Southwest flavors in a healthy and delicious homemade ranch dressing... Use fresh, healthy ingredients to complement your fresh salad ingredients.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes



  • 1 cup low fat buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil mayonnaise, (see notes)
  • 1/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 jalapeno, stem and seeds removed, cut in chunks
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves, stems removed
  • several snips of fresh chives or 1 minced shallot
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • several grinds pepper


  1. Add all dressing ingredients to the bowl of your blender.
  2. Pulse 2-3 times. Give it a good shake. Repeat until smooth.
  3. Either toss with the salad, or serve in a cruet alongside the salad.


I love to make my own olive oil mayonnaise, but I certainly keep a good commercially prepared one in my refrigerator. Salad dressings need a little bit of fat; fats aid in the absorption of some nutrients, and make the ingredients taste better too!

Frozen and thawed corn is fine, but grilled corn cut off the cob is better.

Creamy dressings will keep in your refrigerator for several days - if they last that long!

The recipe includes the salad ingredients for reference only.

Calories are for the dressing only.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

16 Servings

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 15

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