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Salsa Ranch Dressing is light, creamy and has amazing zesty flavors. This Tex-Mex dressing is great on many things and is easy to make.

Salsa Ranch Dressing in a jar. Side salad in a bowl is on the side
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Being a mom of 8 kids, we go through a lot of dressing. My kids use it for dipping their favorite foods and I use it top my favorite salads. Homemade dressing taste so much better, and this Salsa Ranch is a family favorite.

Check out these easy dressing recipes to use in a variety of ways. We may also love this Homemade Salsa Recipe or Homemade Catalina Dressing Recipe.

Why We Love this Dressing:

If you are looking for a creamy salad dressings, then make this zesty salsa dressing mix. It will take your homemade ranch dressing to the next level.

This dressing creates a balance cool and creamy taste. It can be used in many different ways. Simple ingredients makes this dressing a crowd favorite. This dressing is so much better than store bought dressing.

Make this southwest ranch dressing the next time you need an easy dressing.


Ingredients needed for salsa ranch dressing - salsa, buttermilk, mayonnaise, ranch seasoning packet, lime juice
  • Salsa 
  • Buttermilk 
  • Mayonnaise 
  • Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning packet
  • Lime Juice

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Variations Ideas:

This salsa dressing can be made with many different ingredients. Feel free to substitute with one of these options.

  • Tomato Paste
  • Red Onion
  • Change Spices – Add in paprika, garlic, cilantro, onion powder, chives, dried garlic, dried dill
  • Sour Cream
  • Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Jalapeno Peppers – This adds a kick to the dressing
  • Chipotle Pepper

How to Make Salsa Ranch Dressing:

Mixing the ingredients in a blender

Step 1 – In a small blender, blend together the buttermilk ranch dressing mix, salsa, and lime juice.

Salsa Ranch Dressing in a jar. Side salad in a bowl is on the side

Step 2 – In a small blender, blend together the ranch, salsa, and lime juice.

Recipe Tips:

  • Combine Ingredients – We recommend using a blender to combine the ingredients. Make sure to stir together in a medium bowl after combining.
  • Storing Dressing – Store the combine dressing ingredients in a mason jar in the fridge. This is a great dressing to make ahead of time as it gives time for the ingredients to marinate together.
  • Spoon the Dressing – The mixture will be thick, so you will need to spoon it over your salad. It is perfect for dipping your favorite veggies.
Dipping slice cucumber in a jar of salsa ranch dressing

How to Use Salsa Ranch Dressing:

There are many ways to use this Salsa Ranch Dressing. These are some of my favorites.

  • Salad – Serve over romaine lettuce with grape tomatoes, onion and other salad ingredients.
  • Taco Salad – Make it a taco night and serve this with your favorite burrito, quesadillas, or nacho with tortilla chips.
  • Veggie Dip – Serve this dip with your favorite raw veggies such as bell pepper, carrots, and more.
Salsa Ranch Dressing in a jar with a serving on a spoon. Side salad in a bowl is on the side

How to Store Leftovers:

Store the leftovers in a mason jar or airtight container in the fridge. This mixture will last about 5 days if stored properly. I like to have it ready for the week as it is so flavorful and my kids use it for everything.

More Easy Homemade Dressing Recipes:

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Salsa Ranch Dressing

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Salsa Ranch Dressing is zesty twist on traditional ranch. This Tex-Mex dressing is great on salads, burgers, or served as a dip.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Salad Dressing
Calories 151


  • 3/4 cup salsa
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning packet
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
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  • In a small blender, blend together the ranch, salsa, and lime juice.
  • Store in the refrigerator in a covered jar until ready to serve.
  • Serve on top of a salad or dip with your favorite vegetables

Nutrition Facts

Calories 151kcal, Carbohydrates 4g, Protein 1g, Fat 15g, Saturated Fat 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat 8g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 0.03g, Cholesterol 10mg, Sodium 423mg, Potassium 74mg, Fiber 0.3g, Sugar 2g, Vitamin A 124IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 29mg, Iron 0.1mg

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