In my house, you can never have too many salad dressing recipes. We eat salad pretty much every night. Tim McGraw would be so proud.
This dressing is just a hint of spice, without being overwhelming, although if you leave the seeds and ribs on, watch out! It's equally good on salad as it is as a dip. You could also drizzle it over black bean patties.
Jalapeno Ranch Dressing
Adapted from Confessions of a Foodie Bride
3/4 cup sour cream
3/4 cup mayo
Juice of 1/2 lime
1 small bunch of chives (about 2 Tbsp chopped)
Small handful cilantro
1-2 jalapenos, seeds and stem removed
1/4 to 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1 clove garlic
1/4 to 1/2 cup buttermilk
Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor, and then blend for 10-20 seconds. Check consistency and blend in buttermilk to thin as needed. If it's dressing, more. If it's dip, less.
Store in an air-tight jar in the fridge.