Like I said in my introduction, I like to cook and may post some recipes from time to time. To start things of I thought I I would post one of my favorite dips. Here in Texas (and a few of the surrounding states) we have a restaurant named Chuy's, and their Jalapeno Ranch dip is one of their more popular items. I set out to recreate it since I Ioved it myself, and now everyone loves me for being able to bring it to parties. Keep in mind with my Recipes that if I list something by brand name it is usually for good reason. You can use something else if you choose, but most of the time I have already done so and found out it didn't taste as good. Anyway, here is the recipe.
Chuy’s Creamy Jalapeno Dip
• 1/4 cup mayonnaise (not Miracle Whip)
• 1/2 cup sour cream
• 1/2 cup buttermilk
• 1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch Dip mix (You could replace this with a homemade version. Do not use dressing mix.)
• 1 fresh jalapeno (seeded)
• 3/4 cup pickled jalapeno peppers, chips (Use Mezzetta Tamed Jalapenos for mild or Trappey’s if you like it really hot)
• a handful of cilantro (about 4-6 sprigs to start and work your way up to taste)
• garlic powder to taste (I used about 2 teaspoons)
• 1 tablespoon of lime juice (approx. ½ lime)
• generous pinch of salt (optional)
Blend everything, but the salt, together until pretty well liquefied. Taste and add more cilantro and lime if needed. Taste again and add salt if needed, but most of the time I add none.