Smoky Spicy Ranch Salad Dressing

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We both declared this smoky spicy Ranch salad dressing to be one of our favorites. And that was after just one bite of a salad lightly drizzled with the dressing. It brings a good bit of heat, there’s no doubt, thanks to the chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. And a bit of smokiness thanks also to the chipotles in adobo sauce. And then there’s classic Ranch flavor, thanks, well, to the Ranch dressing mix! It might seem like there are a good number of ingredients to make a dressing, but trust me, it’s more than worth it.

Smoky Spicy Ranch Salad Dressing

As with a lot of dressings, smoky spicy Ranch salad dressing is much better if it has had a chance to sit overnight in the fridge. The flavors get ‘happy’. Just give the dressing a quick stir before serving. I like to make and keep my dressings in Mason jars. When it comes time to serve it, I just give the dressing a few good shakes first.

This dressing would also make for a great dip for vegetables. It would also be fantastic for dipping chicken nuggets or tenders.

You’ll also want to try these other awesome homemade dressings and toppings:
Catalina Salad Dressing
Creamy Blue Cheese Salad Dressing
Creamy Carolina Vinaigrette
Everything Bagel Salad Dressing
Smoky French Salad Dressing
Smoky Spicy Ranch Salad Dressing

Also checkout my always-growing list of the best homemade garden salad dressings and toppings!

Smoky Spicy Ranch Salad Dressing

Smoky Spicy Ranch Salad Dressing

We both declared this smoky spicy Ranch salad dressing to be our absolute favorite.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Fridge 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 15 minutes
Course Salad Dressing
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 216 kcal



  • Places the chipotles and the adobo sauce, vinegar and oil into a blender and puree until well combined and no large chunks of the chipotles are left.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and puree until smooth.
  • Refrigerate overnight. Stir before using.


Calories: 216kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 1gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 13gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 459mgPotassium: 37mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 87IUVitamin C: 0.5mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword dressing, Ranch
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