This delicious jalapeno cilantro dip is made with roasted jalapeños, fresh cilantro, cream cheese, sour cream, mayo, and more. A delicious appetizer recipe perfect for tortilla chips, topping for tacos, flautas, and so much more.
I love serving dips at parties and get-togethers. When we have a game day gathering, I always set out a variety of dips ranging from French onion to artichoke, spinach, and plain salsa. Of course, living here in Texas, I feel that no dip spread is complete without the spicy, bold flavor of Mexican-inspired offerings like this jalapeno cilantro dip. It makes a fantastic addition to any party, movie night, or after-school snack for your children and their friends. It’s been one of my favorite dips to make for years now, and I think that once you try it, you’ll be in love with it, too.
Jalapeno Cilantro Dip
This delicious dip starts with a cool, creamy base of cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise. I add roasted jalapenos, lime juice, ranch seasoning, and Slap Ya Mama seasoning for a huge blast of flavor and a big, bold kick of heat. Every dip of your chip delivers the heat and flavor that you expect from a really good Tex-Mex dip. No matter where I bring this dip, I never have leftovers, and that’s really the mark of whether a recipe is good or not, isn’t it?
Why You’ll Love Creamy Jalapeno Dip
- It’s so quick and easy to make and only takes a few simple ingredients.
- It’s an incredibly versatile dip that makes a great topping for tacos, burritos, quesadillas, or enchiladas, and it makes a great dip for tortillas chips. It’s even a fantastic salad dressing.
- It’s even better the next day after the flavors have had a chance to meld.
Jalapeno Cilantro Dip Tips and Variations
This is an incredibly simple recipe, and as such, I don’t have very many tips for this one. They’re all about safety when handling both peppers. I have a couple of variations here that you can try, as well.
- Wear gloves if possible when working with hot peppers and always wash your hands immediately after handling them.
- NEVER touch your face, especially your eyes, when working with hot peppers.
- You know your peppers are properly roasted when the skin is bubbly but not black.
- You can use full-fat Greek yogurt in place of sour cream for this recipe. They taste almost exactly the same.
- Try adding crumbled crispy bacon to this recipe. It’s delicious!
What to Serve with Jalapeno Cilantro Dip
- Tortilla chips
- Pita chips
- As a topping for tacos, burritos, quesadillas, enchiladas, and nachos
Jalapeno Cilantro Dip FAQ
If you have questions about this recipe, then read on. The following FAQ answers the most commonly asked questions about this delicious and creamy dip.
Is creamy jalapeno cilantro dip spicy?
It is. Its main ingredient is jalapeno, a hot pepper.
Are some jalapenos hotter than others?
Yes. Jalapenos get hotter as they mature. In addition, jalapenos that don’t get adequate water while they’re growing have more concentrated heat.
How do you roast jalapenos?
You can hold them over an open flame until the skin is bubbly but not black. You can also place them on a baking sheet in the oven and broil them for 3 to 4 minutes until the skin is blistered.
How long does jalapeno cilantro dip last in the fridge?
It will last for up to 4 days in an airtight container.
How to Store Leftovers
Store this dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. To keep this dip as fresh as possible for as long as possible, serve it in bowls and immediately place the remaining dip back in the refrigerator.
Jalapeno Cilantro Dip Ingredients
This recipe only uses simple ingredients that you can easily find at your local grocery store.
- Jalapenos, roasted
- Fresh cilantro
- Cream cheese
- Sour cream
- Lime juice
- Dry ranch seasoning mix
- Black pepper
- Slap Ya Mama
- Garlic salt
- Onion powder
How to make Jalapeno Cilantro Dip
It only takes a few minutes and less than a handful of steps to make this super easy dip. It’s so simple!
Step 1: Roast the Jalapenos
Using tongs, hold the jalapenos over an open flame until the skin is blistered. Then, cut off the stems, slice them in half, and remove the seeds.
Step 2: Blend
Add all the ingredients to a food processor or blender and blend until all the ingredients are incorporated and the dip is smooth.
Step 3: Chill
Transfer the dip to a bowl, cover it, and chill it in the refrigerator for at least an hour. Enjoy!
Try This Delicious Cilantro and Jalapeno Dip Today
This smooth, creamy jalapeno cilantro dip combines the cool creaminess of mayo, sour cream, and cream cheese with the spicy kick of jalapeno and bold spices to create a dip that explodes with flavor in each and every bite. Serve it as a dip with your favorite chips or veggies, top your tacos, burritos, or quesadillas with it, or drizzle it over salad for a bold dressing. However you choose to serve it, one thing’s for sure. Everyone is going to love it.
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Jalapeño Cilantro Dip
- 3 jalapenos, roasted
- 1 cup cilantro
- 4 ounce cream cheese
- ½ cup sour cream
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 5 tablespoons dry ranch seasoning
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon Slap Ya Mama
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- Using tongs, roast jalapenos over an open flame until hot and blistery.
- Cut off the stems and remove seeds from 2 of the jalapenos.
- Add all the ingredients into the food processor and blend until all ingredients are blended and dip is smooth.
- Transfer to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and place in the refrigerator for an hour or until ready to serve.
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