Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- Salt and pepper to taste
Special equipment needed: None
1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, and buttermilk until smooth.
2. Add the chopped chipotle peppers, cilantro, lime juice, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper to the bowl.
3. Stir until all ingredients are well combined.
4. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
5. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
Serving size: Makes about 1 3/4 cups
- Calories: 120
- Fat: 12g
- Saturated Fat: 2g
- Cholesterol: 10mg
- Sodium: 200mg
- Carbohydrates: 2g
- Fiber: 0g
- Sugar: 1g
- Protein: 0g
Substitutions for ingredients:
- Greek yogurt can be used in place of sour cream.
- Regular milk can be used in place of buttermilk.
- Canned chipotle peppers can be used in place of fresh.
- Add more or less chipotle peppers to adjust the level of spiciness.
- Add a tablespoon of honey for a sweet and spicy flavor.
- Add a tablespoon of Dijon mustard for a tangy twist.
Tips and tricks:
- Use a food processor or blender to puree the chipotle peppers before adding them to the sauce for a smoother texture.
- For a thicker sauce, use less buttermilk.
- For a thinner sauce, use more buttermilk.
- Store the sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Reheating instructions: None
- Serve the sauce in a small bowl or ramekin.
- Drizzle the sauce over tacos, burritos, or grilled chicken.
- Chopped fresh cilantro
- Sliced jalapenos
- Lime wedges
- Grilled chicken
Suggested side dishes:
- Grilled corn
- If the sauce is too thick, add more buttermilk.
- If the sauce is too thin, add more mayonnaise.
Food safety advice:
- Keep the sauce refrigerated until ready to use.
- Discard any leftover sauce after 1 week.
- Ranch dressing was invented in the 1950s by a plumber turned cowboy named Steve Henson.
- Chipotle peppers are a staple ingredient in Mexican cuisine.
- Use as a dipping sauce for vegetables or chips.
- Drizzle over tacos or burritos.
- Use as a dressing for salads.
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