Jalapeno Dill Dressing

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Making my own dressings has been something I wanted to do for years but could never figure out what the secret taste was for creamy dressings. And then one day it hit me – CHIVES! That’s what makes it have that perfect harmony. So now I play with variations of the my ranch dressing recipe all the time. And my latest concoction is this Jalapeño Dill Dressing. It is a creamy style dressing with the bright flavor of dill and the spicy kick of fresh jalapeno.

Jalapeño Dill Dressing

Before you click away for fear of the spice – you can totally control the heat level of this dressing by removing the seeds and ribs of the jalapeno, and just leaving the great flavor. When I make it for the whole family to use, I cut the pepper in half and scoop out one side but not the other. This gives us a heat level the whole family can enjoy. If you get it made and it’s too much for your tastes, you can add a little more lemon juice and/or heavy cream and it will balance out.

Jalapeño Dill Dressing

I used fresh dill in this preparation. For the most part, I am not one that says everything has to be fresh herbs – mostly because you have to use to much of it when its fresh to get the same flavors. If you use quality dried herbs, you can achieve great flavor. However for this particular recipe, I like the fresh dill because I like the better color you get from it. The dressing ends up with a lovely green hue that just makes it so fun.

Jalapeño Dill Dressing

The thing I really love about making my own dressings is that I get to decide on the thickness of the dressing. If I am using it for a dip, then you want it a little thicker. But if you want to put it on a salad you want it a little thinner so that you can get a good even spread. On this particular batch, I used it to make some Jalapeno Dill Potato Salad! It is a simple red potato and boiled egg combination that really sings with this dressing on it – perfect for your next backyard BBQ.

Jalapeño Dill Potato Salad

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Jalapeño Dill Dressing

A creamy dressing with a little kick that will want to use on salads, sandwiches and as a dip!
Course Dressing
Cuisine American
Keyword dill, dressing, Garlic, jalapeno, lemon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 cups

Equipment

  • 1 Food Processor

Ingredients

  • 1 Whole Jalapeno rough chopped
  • ½ cup Fresh Dill rough chopped
  • 1 cup Mayonaise
  • ¾ cup Heavy Cream
  • ¼ cup Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Chives
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Parsley

Instructions

  • Place all of the ingredients into the food processor and pulse for 1 minute to breakdown the bigger chunks.
  • Use the high setting to combine until desired level of creaminess. You can use it right away or save it in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

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