Creamy Jalapeno Copycat Chuy's recipe

Creamy Jalapeño (Chuy's Copycat, from scratch)

Creamy jalapeño dressing is like ranch with a spicy Mexican kick, and it is delicious on tortilla chips, salads and tacos. This recipe tastes just like the one at Chuy's!

Course Sauces
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chuy's, creamy jalapeno
Prep Time 12 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 67 kcal
Author Marjorie @APinchOfHealthy


  • 1/2 cup mayonaise (I recommend Duke's, Hellman's or Trader Joe's)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup milk (I used 2%)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chives
  • 2 cloves garlic, medium to large
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • juice of 1/2 lime (about 1 Tablespoon)
  • 1/3 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup sliced pickled jalapeños
  • 1 Tablespoon of the pickled jalapeño brine/ juice
  • 1/4 cup salsa verde (I like Trader Joe's or Sprouts brand)


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender of food processor and blend for about 25 to 30 seconds. I used my Cuisinart stick blender, FYI.

  2. Store for up to 1.5 weeks, depending on the expiration date of your ingredients.

Recipe Notes

This recipe makes 2 cups of dressing total.

Note: You can always add more jalapeños for even more heat. I would recommend with what is written and tasting before you add. The amount here is closest to the one I love from Chuy's.

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Jalapeño (Chuy's Copycat, from scratch)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 67 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 238mg10%
Potassium 32mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Vitamin A 190IU4%
Vitamin C 0.9mg1%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.