Chipotle Ranch Dressing

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This creamy homemade chipotle ranch dressing features all the flavors of the ranch dressing you know and love with the addition of smoky chipotle peppers, which bring the perfect amount of heat.

Spoonful of chipotle ranch dressing.

If you like ranch dressing, I think you’re going to love this homemade chipotle ranch dressing recipe. It features the typical ranch flavors and ingredients, like mayonnaise, Greek yogurt (you could sub buttermilk if you like), apple cider vinegar, dried dill, and garlic and onion powder (ranch’s secret ingredient). But when you add in the smoky and slightly spicy flavor of chipotle peppers, it completely transforms the tangy and creamy dressing.

I just know you’re going to become as addicted to this delicious ranch dip as much as me. Made popular by pairing with a Southwest chicken salad, I’ve included lots of different serving suggestions below. But it tastes great as a dip or a salad dressing. Let your imagination run wild!

Fortunately, it doesn’t take long to whip up this recipe for chipotle ranch dip and salad dressing. All you have to do is throw all of the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. In under five minutes, you have a delicious homemade dip to take to your next party. Once you try it, I know you’ll be whipping out this recipe and this dressing for years to come. 

Labeled ingredients for chipotle ranch dressing.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Whole milk Greek yogurt
  • Mayonnaise
  • Chipotle pepper
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Dried dill
  • Sea salt

How to Make Chipotle Ranch Dressing

Place all ingredients in a food procresser.

In a food processor, combine the yogurt, mayo, chipotle pepper, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, onion powder, dill, and salt.

Blend until smooth.

Blend in the processor until smooth.

Chipotle ranch dressing surrounded by vegetables on serving plate.

Serving Suggestions

There are so many ways to serve your chipotle ranch dressing:

Pouring chipotle ranch dressing on a salad.


Store your dressing in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.

Recipe Notes

  • You will typically find canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce with the other Mexican ingredients at your local grocery store. However, if you can’t find them, you can use chipotle powder instead.
  • Traditionally, ranch dressing is made with either sour cream or buttermilk, but I prefer the Greek yogurt in this recipe. It makes it a low-fat and healthier chipotle ranch dressing, so I don’t feel guilty eatin’ a little more 😉.
  • You can substitute the apple cider vinegar for lemon juice or lime juice. The hint of acidity helps balance the dressing.
  • You can also substitute the dried dill for freshly chopped chives as well.
  • Don’t skip the sea salt. It makes the flavors pop!
  • If you don’t have a food processor, you can also blend the ingredients by hand. 
  • If you want to add more heat, you can add two chipotle peppers.

Dipping broccoli floret in chipotle ranch dressing.

Check out more delicious dips and dressings:

Cold Crab Dip Recipe

Homemade Thousand Island Dressing

Baked Vidalia Onion Dip

Fresh Fruit Salad with Lemon Honey Dressing

Pimiento Cheese Dip

Reuben Dip Recipe

Chipotle ranch dressing surrounded by vegetables on serving plate.

Chipotle Ranch Dressing

With smoky chipotle peppers, this creamy homemade chipotle ranch dressing is delicious as a dip or dressing on your favorite salad.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Dressing
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dressing


  • 1/2 cup whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 chipotle pepper
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt


  • In a food processor, combine the yogurt, mayo, chipotle pepper, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, onion powder, dill, salt, and blend in the processor until smooth.
    1/2 cup whole milk Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup mayonnaise, 1 chipotle pepper, 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp onion powder, 1/2 tsp dried dill, 1/4 tsp sea salt
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