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Creamy Southwest Ranch Dressing

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.

Yield: 1 cup 1x
Prep: 5 minutesTotal: 5 minutes


  • 1/2 cup salsa (look for an all-natural brand or use the fresh stuff from the deli section)
  • 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

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

© Author: Rachel Tiemeyer
Cuisine: Southwest Method: No cook