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Creamy Southwest Salad Dressing

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.

a spoonful of southwest salad dressing in a glass jar

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Dressing Ingredients

ranch dressing, chipotles in adobo sauce, and spice in separate bowls

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.

ranch, chipotles in adobo sauce, and spices in a glass bowl
southwest salad dressing in a glass bowl

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.

southwest salad dressing in a glass jar

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

Southwest Salad
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

southwest salad dressing in a glass jar
a spoonful of southwest salad dressing in a glass jar
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5 from 11 votes

Creamy Southwest Salad Dressing

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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Course Condiments, sauces
Cuisine Southwest, Tex Mex
Keyword chipotle ranch dressing, creamy southwest salad dressing, southwest salad dressing
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 tablespoons
Calories 51kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

You can substitute chipotles in adobo sauce for your favorite hot sauce. You can also use fresh tomatoes and smoked paprika (season to your taste).
 
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 51kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 7g
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Recipe Rating




Sara

Monday 21st of February 2022

Recipe is FANTASTIC. I used your homemade ranch as the base. Definitely will be making this again in the future!

staysnatched

Sunday 27th of February 2022

Yum! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

Ashley

Sunday 20th of February 2022

This dressing is amazing! I could honestly drink it with a straw! Used PK Ranch as a base but planning on using Brandi's ranch recipe as a base next time, which will probably be tomorrow because this batch will not last long!

staysnatched

Sunday 27th of February 2022

Yay! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Emily

Thursday 17th of February 2022

So easy to make and so much better than store bought!

staysnatched

Sunday 27th of February 2022

I'm glad you think so.

cristina

Sunday 6th of February 2022

Finally made this dressing recipe and it is my new favorite! I made it using Brandi’s from scratch ranch recipe linked in this post and I am never going back. It was easy and most ingredients I already had - better than any store bought dressing I’ve used before. Will become a home staple for me. Must try!

staysnatched

Monday 7th of February 2022

I'm so glad to hear it will become a staple!

Cassandra H

Thursday 3rd of February 2022

We use adobo peppers in chipotle sauce regularly but I always have leftovers that end up going bad. This is the perfect recipe to use up the end of the can!!!! We have been using it for salads, fries, chicken tenders, to dip veggies, you came it! It is a nice change from your everyday basic dressings and simple to make!!!

staysnatched

Friday 4th of February 2022

I'm glad to hear it's simple!