Chuy's Jalapeno Ranch Dip - the Real Deal

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

This recipe supposedly comes from a former Chuy's employee. When I first got the recipe, the ingredient quanities were huge! Plus it's very different from the other copycat recipes out there. All this (plus the great taste) lead me to believe it's the real McCoy.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 quart mayonnaise
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup chopped jalapeno
  • 1 cup green tomatillo sauce
  • 12 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 3 (1 ounce) packets dry ranch dressing mix


  1. Mix first 5 ingredients in a blender until smooth.
  2. Stir in ranch mix with a whisk.
  3. Chill and serve.
Most Helpful

This is NOT the right recipe. I agree with the poster that the Mayo taste was overwhelming. The other poster who used Sour Cream instead probably got it right. I've never had ranch dip may with Mayo and should have known better. Not good.

kdog73 June 14, 2010

I've grown up in Austin and unfortunately this is nothing like the real thing--maybe it's just me. The mayo flavor was much too strong and the consitancy was too thick. Otherwise, the jalapeno, tomatillo and cilantro tasted about right. But I'm going to keep looking for the right copy cat.

443948 January 07, 2009

This is definitely not the Chuy's recipe. We did a side by side taste test with some to-go creamy jalapeño salsa and the one we made from this recipe. NOT even close. Gonna keep hoping someone figures it out but this isn't it.

Teresa M. September 01, 2013