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The BEST Chuy's Creamy Jalapeno Copycat Recipe

The famous creamy jalapeno dip from Chuy's can be easily made a home with a few quick steps. The sauce is a ranch base, loaded with zesty lime juice, tangy pickled jalapenos and cilantro.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Servings: 6
Calories: 260kcal
Author: Mallory Austin


  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 dry ranch seasoning packet - 1 oz. Hidden Valley or similar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup pickled Jalapenos
  • 2 tablespoons juice from pickled Jalapenos
  • 3/4 cup cilantro leaves, large stems removed
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (fresh)
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk


  • In a food processor (or blender works too), puree cilantro leaves with the pickled jalapenos and their juice. Puree until mostly smooth, scraping down the sides a few times.
  • Put the mayo and sour cream in a mixing bowl. Add the ranch packet, garlic powder, and salt. Mix well to combine.
  • Pour cilantro mix directly into the sour cream mixture. Stir to combine. Add lime juice, then add in buttermilk a little at a time until you reach desired consistency.
  • Store in a mason jar or a bowl tightly sealed. Refrigerate up to five days. Best served chilled so they flavors have time to meld together.