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Chipotle ranch has just the right amount of kick. Drizzle it over salads, dip tortilla chips, or serve it on the side of your Mexican entrees.

This versatile dip/dressing brings the heat with just the right hint of chipotle. Use it as an appetizer with tortilla chips, or dip your chicken and french fries. You won’t regret it!

Chipotle ranch dip on a platter with salsa and tortilla chips

Dip with a Kick

Condiments, dips, and dressings really can elevate a dish. Think of what honey mustard does for chicken nuggets, or fry sauce for potato wedges!

This chipotle ranch is no different. It has a really yummy kick to it, making it a great dressing for southwest style salads, or a dip for Mexican style entrees like tacos or taquitos.

Regardless of how you use it, I think you’ll enjoy this spicy variation of traditional ranch dressing.

Ingredients for chipotle ranch recipe

How to Make Chipotle Ranch

JUST BLEND! All you have to do is throw all the ingredients in the blender, and blend until well combined. Simple as that!

Chipotle in Adobo: The chipotles are dried smoked jalapenos, but the adobo sauce is what provides the flavor and the heat. Adobo sauce is made up of a blend of puréed tomato, vinegar, garlic, chili powder, peppercorns, cumin and probably other spices depending on the brand. 

  • You can find the can in the Mexican food aisle.
  • ONLY use ONE pepper from the can. If you like hot spicy dressing then go ahead and use 2 peppers. You can also adjust the spice level by adding some of the Adobo sauce.
  • If you want it more runny for a dressing, we suggest adding a little milk to thin out the mixture.
A can of chipotle peppers to make chipotle ranch

Ways to use it

You can either use chipotle ranch as a salad dressing or a dip. Here are a few recipes we like to use it with:

Really the options are endless! Anything you would use classic Ranch Dressing for, you can use chipotle ranch for.

Chipotle ranch served with tortilla chips and tacos

For more Mexican dips, try:

5 from 11 votes

Chipotle Ranch Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
Chipotle ranch has just the right amount of kick. Drizzle it over salads, dip tortilla chips, or serve it on the side of your Mexican entrees.
Servings: 2
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes


  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 1 1/2 tbsp ranch dressing mix
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 chipotle pepper from can in adobo sauce
  • 1/2 tsp garlic pepper


  • Place all ingredients in the blender and mix until well combined. Refrigerate until ready to serve. ENJOY!


Calories: 504kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 48g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 43mg, Sodium: 1243mg, Potassium: 121mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 225IU, Vitamin C: 1.2mg, Calcium: 81mg, Iron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dressing
Cuisine: Mexican
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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. 5 stars
    As a family who is dip obsessed, this was a definite hit! I can see us using this for burgers, chips, just about anything! So easy to make too!

  2. 5 stars
    This dip is so delicious and tasty! My daughter made a sandwich and put this on top, so delicious! Definitely making this again!

  3. 5 stars
    Made this last night to go with chicken fingers. It was excellent! I’ve been looking for a sauce like the chipotle sauce at Buffalo Wild Wings… this will do the trick!! THanks!

  4. 5 stars
    My Mother-In-Law is out of town right now but once she gets back I have to make this for her! tHERE IS NO WAY SHE WOULDN’T LOVE THIS! tHANK YOU !

  5. Hello there!
    i never heard about chipotle pepper from can in adobo sauce, but i would like to taste that recipe.
    can i fix this ?

    1. If you google chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, it will show you what the can looks like, so you know what to look for. I hope that helps you! It is really delicious! Hope you find it!