One of the best ways to try our pepper products is to make a spicy ranch dip. This simple recipe will allow you to fine-tune how much of any one pepper you can handle without going overboard. This recipe is also incredibly versatile, anywhere you would normally use ranch dressing you can use this recipe instead.
It goes great as a topping on burgers, sandwiches, a dipper for fries, onion rings, chicken wings, and veggies. Make it for your next tailgate party and people will love this spicy dip. Want to be extra creative? Make a spicy ranch dip flight by making different versions of the dip using different spices levels that have varying levels of heat. Want a basic dip everyone can enjoy? Simply make the spicy ranch dip with our jalapeño powder. Looking for the world’s hottest dip? Mix in some of our Carolina Reaper Powder. Friends and family will love the different heat levels and maybe they’ll be brave enough to try some of the super hot ones you can make with this spicy ranch dip recipe.
Suggested Spices for Spicy Ranch Dip Flights
Our biggest suggestion when creating ranch flights is to know your audience. Is it an adult party or are there going to be a bunch of kids there? If it is an adults-only party then making all 5 is a great idea. If your party also includes children that could have access to the spicy ranch dips, we highly suggest you do not make Heats 4 & 5.
To give you an idea of how hot some of these spices are in relation to one another we will annotate each one with a Scoville Heat Unit (SHU). If you would like to learn more about the Scoville Scale we have created a guide for you that you can read by clicking here.
Heat #1 (Select 1) (2,500 – 8,000 SHU) Mild
Heat #2 (30,000 – 50,000 SHU) Medium
Heat #3 (Select 1) (185,000 – 577,000 SHU) HOT
Bird’s Eye Pepper
Heat #4 (Select 1) (1 million – 2 million SHU) EXTREMELY HOT
Trinidad Scorpion Pepper
Heat #5 (1.4 million – 2.2 million SHU) WORLD’S HOTTEST
Why This Recipe is a Great Way to Try New Peppers
Milk products that come from mammals contain a natural protein, phosphoprotein to be exact, which attaches itself to the capsaicin oil found in chile peppers. Capsaicin is the chemical compound that makes chile peppers hot. The more capsaicin, the hotter the chile pepper. When the casein in milk products binds with the capsaicin molecules they help to ease the burn. This is why in chile eating contests it is common for a glass of milk to be provided. Once a person taps out of the competition they will drink the milk which helps alleviate the pepper pain. Once you drink the milk, you admit defeat.
Why Try this Spicy Ranch Dip Recipe?
- It is simple.
- You can make it even simpler if you like using ranch dip packets instead of fresh ingredients if you prefer.
- It is healthy and fresh.
- You can take one of our spicy gift sets and create a “flight” of ranch dips. This is perfect for wings, burgers toppings, vegetable dips and more. Anything you put ranch on this recipe works great.
- Try our products without burning your face off too much.
Spicy Ranch Dip Recipe
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 3/4 cup sour cream
- 1 bunch fresh parsley chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh chives Chopped into tiny pieces.
- 1/3 cup garlic minced
- 1 tbsp fresh cilantro Chopped as a garnish.
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper powder Any Sonoran Spice pepper powder or 2 teaspoons of Sonoran Spice crushed pepper flakes
- 1 tbsp fresh dill
- 10 ribs celery Cut into small sticks
- 6 carrots Peeled then cut into sticks
- 1 English cucumber You can use regular but English are seedless.
- 1/2 head broccoli Cut into miniature head pieces.
- 1/2 head cauliflower Cut into miniature head pieces.
- 1 bell pepper Sliced into thin strips. Try green, red and yellow to add color to your plate.
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes
- Mix all of the dip ingredients together in a large bowl except the chile pepper. A whisk is helpful here to make sure everything is blended well. Now slowly add the chile pepper powder or flakes and taste before adding more. One thing to keep in mind here is that once you refrigerate and it has time to set it will become hotter.
- Chill for a minimum of 1 hour. Overnight is best.
- Serve dip with vegetables and ENJOY!
- The super simple way (lazy way):Ingredients:(optional) 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro as a garnish1/2 teaspoon of Sonoran Spice pepper powder or 2 teaspoons of Sonoran Spice crushed pepper flakes. Increase to taste.1 cup Ranch dressingSame vegetables as aboveSimply mix all the above ingredients with the Sonoran Spice powder or crushed flakes together, serve with vegetables and enjoy!We recommend Hidden Valley Ranch Dip packets mixed with fresh sour cream. Way better than the stuff that comes premade in a bottle and much less preservatives and other ingredients we can’t pronounce.This is one of our favorite recipes. Let us know what you think by sending us an email to email@example.com.