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

This is NOT the original Chuy's recipe!

I've been trying to replicate the Chuy's recipe for years with hundreds of different combinations of certain ingredients with no luck. The unique taste mysteriously alluded me every single time, until I figured it out. The problem is that the Chuy's dip has a unique saltiness that you cannot replicate with salt, galric salt, soy sauce or fish sauce. Which led me to try and think of something along the lines of soy sauce or fish sauce that had a salty/savory quality to it without being too overpowering. The answer may come as bad news for some.

You are missing a few key ingredients: Fresh tomatillos, fresh squeezed lime, and...................................................MSG! Yep, sad to say, MSG is the "secret" ingredient in Chuy's creamy jalapeno dip. Which is probably why no one has figured it out by now.

soupmagnet_4398060 March 08, 2012

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

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