Love mexican flavors? My Healthy Chipotle Lime Ranch Dressing recipe is perfect on just about everything!
If you’ve been a long time blog reader you’ve heard me gush before about my love of Mexican food. I could seriously eat a breakfast burrito, tacos for lunch and get enchiladas for dinner and then repeat it over again the next day without batting an eye. The Hubs knows to really cheer me up on a bad day to offer to pick up burritos on the way home from work. He’s a good man! 🙂
I know that eating that kind of food at a restaurant all the time probably wouldn’t be the best for me though! That’s the main reason you’ll find so many healthified Mexican recipes on my site. Because my love of Mexican food runs so deep that I have to find healthier ways to cook it. With that in mind, I decided to create a second Mexican themed salad dressing (also try my Creamy Avocado Lime Dressing) to use on salads. My Healthy Chipotle Lime Ranch Dressing turned out so good that it’s already gone on lots of salads… plus burrrito bowls, tacos AND even pastas!Healthy Greek Yogurt Chipotle Ranch Dressing
How to make my Healthy Chipotle Lime Ranch Dressing recipe…
The ingredients for this Healthy Chipotle Lime Ranch Dressing are pretty simple… greek yogurt, lime, spices and milk to thin it down. The real flavor comes in with using some of the sauce from the Chipotle in Adobo Sauce. You can find the little can in the Mexican section of your grocery store or HERE.
If you haven’t used them yet, they are just little peppers in this bright red sauce. It has this incredibly smokey and delicious flavor that’s hard to find anywhere else. They look like they will be super spicy, but I don’t think they are!
For this recipe I used a few tablespoons of just the sauce in the jar…. not the actual peppers. If you want a more intense pepper flavor add a whole pepper to the mix and give it a whirl in your blender or food processor. On the same note, it you like less spice use a little less of the sauce… but don’t be too stingy… the flavor is WORTH IT!
You can keep the rest of the can in the fridge or freezer for your next batch… they keep a long time.
You can also adjust this recipe to make either a thick sauce or dip or a thinner salad dressing! Just add as much milk as you need until you hit the sweet spot for your recipe.
Any way you make it this Healthy Chipotle Lime Ranch Dressing recipe is super delicious. It’s like my Healthy Greek Yogurt Ranch... only better!
I hope you will give it a try and as always I’d love to hear what you think in the comments! On Wednesday I’ll be sharing another new recipe to use this salad dressing with that I know you’ll also love.
The creamy, healthy Chipotle Lime Ranch Dressing recipe is the perfect addition to your salad, tacos or pasta!
- 1 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1 tablesppon chipotle sauce from chipotle in adobo can **
- 1/2 lime * juiced
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1/2 cup milk ***
- salt and pepper to taste
Mix everything but the milk together in a large bowl. Slowly add the milk until you get the consistency you want.
* If your lime isn't that juicy, you can use the whole thing.
** You can use more chipotle sauce and even food process whole peppers into the sauce, depending on how spicy you want it!
*** Add the milk slowly until you reach the desired consistency. Greek yogurts vary in thickness... so you will need to eyeball this!
More Homemade Salad Dressings to Try…
- Greek Yogurt Ranch
- Creamy Avocado Lime Dressing
- Healthy Greek Salad Dressing
- Lemon Tahini Dressing
- Healthy Greek Yogurt Caesar Dressing
Healthy Greek Yogurt Chipotle Ranch Dressing
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Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’m sharing a fun blog survey.
What’s your favorite salad dressing?