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Salsa Ranch Dressing

Salsa ranch dressing is a combination of two of your favorite Tex Mex flavors in one! A 5-minute cool, creamy, and zesty dressing that comes together with just salsa, ranch, and a couple of extra layers of zing!

salsa ranch on white plate

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Easy southwest dressing & dip

Salsa ranch dressing is exactly as amazing as it sounds. It’s a 2 in 1 dressing made from, wait for it…ranch dressing and salsa! With a little bit of lime juice for added zest, it creates an amazing balance of cool and creamy with fresh herbs and acid and it works!

This ranch salsa is delicious as a topping on appetizers like mini taco cups, as a dressing for shredded chicken taco salad, and as a dip with veggies and chips as a festive Mexican appetizer.

It might remind you of the delicious point in the 5 layer dip when the tomatoes or salsa meets the cream cheese/sour cream layer or when the cilantro lime crema meets the salsa in your tacos. There’s just something about the paring that makes everyone go crazy for it. So, we’ve taken that taste experience and made a dressing out of it!

salsa ranch ingredients in clear bowl

Tips for making salsa and ranch dressing

  • Using both homemade salsa and ranch dressing makes all the difference. You can taste the fresh tomatoes, fresh herbs and spices, and a creamy ranch made with no unnecessary ingredients. However using store-bought will still taste great if you’re in a pinch!
  • For a lighter dressing swap the ranch for greek yogurt. If you have neither you can use mayo or sour cream.
  • If you have a ranch dressing package mix, you can use it along with sour cream to make a quick ranch.
  • Add more flavor by adding in a dash of taco seasoning, paprika or even your favorite hot sauce.

salsa ranch with vegetables

Fun ways to use it

This versatile Southwest dressing can be used in all kinds of ways. Dress it, drizzle it or dip it, it’s up to you how you want to enjoy it. Below are just a few ideas:

Storage suggestions

Keep stored in an airtight jar until you’re ready to use. It will keep fresh for up to 5 days.

chicken taco salad in a white bowl

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salsa ranch with vegetables

Salsa Ranch Dressing

5 from 2 votes
Salsa ranch dressing is a combination of two of your favorite Tex Mex flavors in one! A 5-minute cool, creamy, and zesty dressing that comes together with just salsa, ranch, and a couple of extra layers of zing!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup ranch
  • 1/4 cup salsa , more to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Whisk together the ranch, salsa and lime juice in a small bowl. Salt and pepper to taste.
    salsa ranch ingredients in clear bowl
  • Store in a covered jar until ready to serve. Serve on top of a salad or dip with your favorite vegetables.
    salsa ranch on white plate

Notes

Substitutions: Swap ranch with Greek yogurt to make a lighter dressing. If you don't have ranch on hand, you could use mayo instead. 

Calories: 468kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 661mg | Potassium: 1169mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 5835IU | Vitamin C: 93.4mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 3.4mg
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Jamielyn Nye

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