Here’s the absolute BEST copycat recipe for Chuy’s creamy jalapeño dip (the green dip) that you’ll find anywhere. It is absolutely addictive!!!
What is the green sauce at Chuy’s?
Chuy’s famous green sauce is a deluxe tomatillo sauce with sour cream, fresh herbs, cilantro & spices. It gets its green color from both the tomatillos and the fresh cilantro.
This copycat recipe is the best (in my opinion).
When Chuy’s creamy jalapeño dip became all the rage, copycat recipes were showing up everywhere. After trying several recipes that were brought to parties or church “game nights,” I was not impressed. The biggest problem to me was the overt taste of mayonnaise. I began to experiment, and finally came up with this recipe. It does have mayonnaise, but you can’t really taste it. It is tangy, spicy, and kicky~just like the restaurant dip. And it also has fresh flavor from the tomatillo salsa and fresh cilantro.
What ingredients are in Chuy’s creamy jalapeño dip?
The following ingredients are used to make Chuy’s creamy jalapeño dip copycat recipe.
- sour cream
- tomatillo salsa
- fresh cilantro,
- ranch dressing mix
- pickled jalapeños
How to measure Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix.
There isn’t much in life that ranch dressing doesn’t make better; this dip is no exception. The Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix is so popular and used for so many recipes, it is now sold in large spice containers at most grocery stores. If you can only find the dressing packets, here is a tip. One packet of Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix + 4 tablespoons of mix. If you make this recipe with the packets, you’ll use one and a half packets. But you can save the half packet for later. Trust me; you’ll be making this dip often.
How to make the Chuy’s Creamy Jalapeño Dip Ahead
I make this dip at least 7-8 hours ahead, preferably a day ahead. The flavors need time to blend and develop. You don’t need to chop anything, as the food processor will take care of this. Note: Let the dip sit at room temperature for an hour before serving, as it thickens in the refrigerator.
In the video below, I share the technique and some tips + tricks for making the fabulous Chuy’s jalapeño dip copycat recipe.
If you try this, please leave comments and let me know what you think! Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed, and stay savvy!!!
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1-1/2 cups sour cream
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 cup tomatillo salsa
- 1- 2 TB chopped fresh cilantro,
- 1-1/2 packets ranch dressing mix
- 1/4 cup pickled jalapeños, drained
- Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor.
- Blend until smooth.
- Let chil for a few hours before serving for flavors to blend.
- Keeps in fridge for up to 5 days.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 191Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 629mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g