My homemade Habanero Ranch Dressing recipe is made with fresh parsley and fresh cilantro. If you like spicy, you’ll love this dressing! Get the printable recipe below.
When you make your salad dressings and dips from scratch instead of buying processed salad dressing (almost all bottled dressing is made with soy!) or salad dressing packets (almost all packets are made with MSG!), you can upgrade to organic and still save money on your grocery budget!
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How to Upgrade to Organic Salad Dressing
Organic parsley, cilantro, sour cream, and half & half* cost twice the price of conventional items at my local stores. Organic spices like onion powder and Himalayan pink salt don’t cost much more than conventional spices because of the small amount used in each dish.
*I use organic half & half instead of organic heavy cream because almost all brands of organic heavy cream add carrageenan, but most brands of half & half don’t contain carrageenan.
If I was making ranch dressing from a packet, I’d buy organic sour cream and half & half, so the price difference to upgrade to organic for this recipe is just the cost to upgrade to organic parsley and organic cilantro—and I’ll have a lot of both left over to use in other dishes throughout the week.
Price to upgrade to organic? Less than $1, which is cheaper than buying a packet of ranch dressing mix!
- Don’t put more than one habanero in a batch; the dressing gets spicier as it sits in the fridge.
- To make this recipe as Habanero Ranch Dip, omit the half & half.
- I love Habanero Ranch Dressing over a grilled chicken salad with cucumbers, pepitas, crumbled white cheddar, tomatoes, and extra cilantro.
- It’s a great veggie and chip dip, too!
How to Make Habanero Ranch Dressing
Habanero Ranch Dressing takes less than 1 minute to make in your food processor! A food processor is my most-used kitchen tool, and helps me get out of the kitchen fast. I use this food processor because it’s cheap and works better than the high end brands I’ve tried.
Hamilton Beach 70670 Chef Prep 525-Watt Food Processor, Black
- 1 habanero pepper, stem removed
- 1 handful fresh cilantro (about ¼ cup)
- 1 handful fresh parsley (about ¼ cup)
- 1½ tsp salt
- 1½ tsp onion powder
- 2 cups sour cream
- ¼ cup half & half
- Add habanero, cilantro, and parsley to food processor and pulse until minced.
- Add the remaining ingredients and pulse until pureed.
- Refrigerate for up to 1 week.
Habanero Ranch Dressing recipe is included in the Healthy Living link party.
For more healthy recipes like Habanero Ranch Dressing, check out my Clean Eating recipes!