To say Texas has lots of Tex-Mex restaurants would be a huge understatement. We have one on almost every corner. Each one has its own specialty.
One of the more popular chains in Texas and other Southeastern states is Chuy’s. They have many wonderful dishes, but what makes people keep coming back is their creamy jalapeño dip. It is what they are famous for. It is what everyone raves about.
My sister shared her copycat recipe with me over the phone, and it was good. However, to me, it was missing something. I made it again, only this time I added a 1/3 cup Herdez Tomatillo Verde Mexican Cooking Sauce; and that took it over the top. Perfection! I had to force myself to stop eating it. I could live off this dip and chips! Yes. I’m addicted to it.
What makes it so special? It is creamy, spicy, full-flavored and marries well with crunchy, salty tortilla chips. The combination of sour cream, tomatillo verde sauce, ranch dressing mix, garlic, cilantro, and jalapeños just makes me melt thinking about it. And it is so easy. Just throw everything in a food processor and refrigerate. It is best made well ahead of time if you can wait that long. Go ahead and try it. You will be addicted too!
Creamy Tomatillo Jalapeno Ranch Dip
- 1 16 ounce container sour cream or greek yogurt
- 2 1 ounce packages ranch dressing mix
- 1/3 cup Herdez Tomatillo Verde Mexican Cooking Sauce
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped
- 1/2 can chopped jalapeños or 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped (or for more heat leave in the seeds)
- 2 cloves garlic minced (about 2 teaspoons)
- 1-1/2 teaspoons lime juice
- Place the Herdez Tomatillo Verde Cooking sauce, cilantro, garlic and jalapeños in a food processor or blender.
- Blend until smooth and set aside.
- Add the sour cream and ranch dressing mix and pulse until smooth and creamy.
- Refrigerate for about two hours to allow for the flavor to develop.
Want more? Try my Copy cat Olive Garden Chicken Scampi recipe:
Want more Tomatillo dips? Try my Creamy Tomatillo Verde Avocado Salsa Dip.
How about a Buffalo Chicken Jalapeno Popper Pizza for your party?
Cindy Eikenberg says
Michelle, yum on this dip! What a great idea and good recipe to have with entertaining season fast approaching! Thanks for sharing your recipe and pinning! Hope you have a great Wednesday!
Cara @ Craftdictator says
Everything I see on your blog always looks so wonderful! I”m going to pin this right now! 🙂
oooh this is good football food! looking forward to giving it a try! pinning ~Marion
This looks really good! We have a Chuy’s here in Atlanta and my in-laws love it. Pinning and sharing this with them. Thank you for sharing on the Daily Blog Boost today! <3
That dip sound so delicious! Thank you for sharing.
Occasional Cooker says
Hi Heather. Thanks for visiting.
Today I found your website and OMG, what a find. I HAVE ALREADY MADE A GROCERY LIST A MILE LONG. I have been looking for a new crop of yummy receipes and SHAZAM there they were. I can’t wait to try these. Thank you. I will let you know how wonderful they all are. Your a blessing in disguise.
Mine came out super runny. :(. Not sure what I did wrong, or how to thicken it up without overpowering with another flavor. Help!
Hi Sarah, The only thing I can think of is maybe you used an 8-ounce container of sour cream instead of a 16-ounce container? If you have extra sour cream, you can add more of that to thicken it up.