Your healthy Southwest Salad gets a major upgrade with this homemade dressing made with ranch, onion powder, and garlic powder. Make it spicy with Chipotles in adobo sauce and/or cayenne pepper if you wish.
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- Ranch Dressing, I like to use my homemade recipe. You can also use this ranch from Primal Kitchen.
- Chipotles in Adobo Sauce
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
How to Make Creamy Southwest Dressing
Detailed measurements and full instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Combine ranch, chipotles in adobo sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, and cumin in a bowl. Stir until mixed well.
How to Substitute Chipotles in Adobo Sauce in the Dressing
You can use your favorite hot sauce. You can also use fresh tomatoes and smoked paprika (season to your taste).
How to Make it Spicy
Add cayenne pepper to make it spicy. Feel free to add enough to suit your taste.
How to Store the Dressing/How Long it Will Last in the Fridge
Store the dressing tightly sealed and covered in the fridge. It will last up to a week.
What to Pair with the Dressing
Healthy Breakfast Salad
Green Goddess Cobb Salad
Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad
Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Cheese
Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Garlic
Italian Vinaigrette Homemade Dressing
Mango Habanero Sauce
Creamy Southwest Salad Dressing
- Combine all of the ingredients in a jar or bowl. Stir until creamy.
- You can use a food processor or blender if you want to smooth out the chipotles. I like the texture of the dressing without blending.