Easy Chipotle Ranch Dip
A super Easy Chipotle Ranch Dip made in the blender with plenty of flavor and a delicious spicy kick. This dip (or dressing) will be a new favorite to drizzle on tacos or Southwestern inspired meals and is so perfect for dipping with Mission® Strips Tortilla Chips.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mission®. All opinions are entirely my own.
Happy almost Cinco de Mayo! When one thinks of Cinco de Mayo, it’s hard not to picture colorful festivities, parades, dancing, singing and of course, delicious Mexican food. But many people fail to understand the historical significance behind the popular Mexican-American holiday; in fact, it is a common misconception to associate Cinco de Mayo (meaning the 5th of May in Spanish) with the Mexican Independence Day (which is celebrated on the 16th of September). Cinco de Mayo commemorates the victory of approximately 4,000 Mexican soldiers against 8.000 French forces on May 5th, 1862 in Puebla, Mexico.
Many Mexican-Americans take part in the celebrations to display the strength, unity and history of Mexican culture, and many non-Mexicans take part in the holiday to indulge in “all things Mexican,” like music, drinks, food, and dancing. I’m all for celebrating and this Easy Chipotle Ranch Dip served alongside Mission Strips Tortilla Chips is perfect for getting the party started!
HOW TO MAKE AN EASY CHIPOTLE RANCH DIP
This recipe could not be more quick and easy! Simply add all of the ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Feel free to adjust spices and the amount of chipotle pepper used based on your taste (and heat) preferences.
Super creamy and full of flavor! Forget the store-bought ranch dips! This recipe is going to be a staple in your household. I love to drizzle it over salads and it pretty much goes with everything, in my opinion.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH THIS EASY CHIPOTLE RANCH DIP
Of course, my favorite thing to serve with Chipotle Ranch Dip is Mission Strips Tortilla Chips! First off, their shape could not be more perfect for dipping! And I love that they’re made with just four simple ingredients, including sea salt. They are even certified gluten free. Tasty enough to eat straight out of the bag, whether you have dip on hand or not!
My favorite night of the week is taco night and I always have this Mission Strips Tortilla Chips on hand to serve along with Mission® Super Soft Flour Tortillas. You better believe, I’m stocking up on both for our upcoming Cinco de Mayo celebrations!
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A super easy Chipotle Ranch Dip made in the blender with plenty of flavor and a delicious spicy kick. This dip (or dressing) will be a new favorite to drizzle on tacos or Southwestern inspired meals and is so perfect for dipping with Mission Strips Tortilla Chips.
- Mission® Strips Tortilla Chips, celery sticks, BBQ wings
- 1/2 cup mayo (I like to use a brand with only natural ingredients)
- 1/2 cup light sour cream or Greek yogurt (I prefer the flavor of sour cream in this dip)
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
- 1 teaspoon dried dill
- 1/4 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste as needed
- 1/2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1/4 teaspoon dried minced garlic or 1 teaspoon fresh minced garlic
- Pepper to taste
- 1-2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce* (NOT the entire can)
- 1 tablespoon packed fresh green onions (optional to garnish)
- Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor.
- Blend until completely smooth.
- Taste and adjust -- adding more seasonings, as needed, or increasing the chipotle peppers to heat preference.
- Enjoy garnished with green onions.
*I buy a 7.5 ounce can and start with 1/2 of 1 single chipotle pepper (remove seeds if super sensitive to heat). Do not add the entire can, start slow, and then add more until this dip is to your heat preference. Note that this dip does get hotter after sitting in the fridge overnight or for a few hours. To make a dressing, add 2-4 tablespoons of water to thin. This sauce will stay good in an airtight container or mason jar for up to 1 week in the fridge.