Creamy Southwest Ranch Sauce

By Rachel Tiemeyer
August 3, 2020

Use this tasty sauce on Southwest Chicken and Bacon Wraps, for a veggie dip, or on top of your favorite salad as a dressing.

Creamy Southwest Ranch Sauce

Bonus: Making it yourself means you’ll avoid all the additives, preservatives, and yucky ingredients in the store-bought versions. It’s healthier than any store-bought dressing and more flavorful, too!


Creamy Southwest Ranch Sauce

  • Author: Rachel Tiemeyer
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • Category: Condiment
  • Method: No cook
  • Cuisine: Southwest


This fresh-tasting, creamy Southwest Ranch Sauce has a little heat and a lot of flavor! Use as a dip for veggies, a sauce on a wrap or taco, or dressing on top of salad.


  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (or plain, full-fat Greek yogurt)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime or lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro or parsley (or 1 teaspoon dried parsley)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper


In a small bowl, stir together all the ingredients until combined. Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 week. Do not freeze.

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