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Chipotle Ranch Dressing | Magnolia Days

Chipotle Ranch Dressing

A recipe for homemade Chipotle Ranch Dressing. It is made with sour cream, mayonnaise, buttermilk, chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, and fresh herbs. 
Course Salad Dressing
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Renee


  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk plus more as needed
  • 2 chipotle peppers from ones canned with adobe sauce
  • 1 tablespoon adobe sauce from can with peppers
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Add more buttermilk, a little at a time, as needed/desired for a thinner consistency.
  3. Refrigerate leftovers for up to 1 week.

Recipe Notes

This is a spicy-hot dressing. Use only 1 pepper and half of the adobo sauce if a milder heat level is preferred.