Habanero Ranch Sauce

A ranch dipping sauce with teeth…

On paper, habanero pepper and ranch dressing is sort of like fire and ice. One’s hot and somewhat fruity, the other creamy and smooth. But, chili peppers pair very well with “opposite” ingredients (chili chocolate anyone?), so it should come as no surprise that habanero ranch sauce is simply delicious. Pairing it with buffalo chicken wings is magic, and it’s a terrific side to crudité platters to bring some unique spice to the table. 

Habanero Ranch Sauce

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes


  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • 1 habanero pepper seeds in, processed to puree
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Combine the ranch dressing, half the habanero puree, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. Mix thoroughly.
  • Taste the ranch sauce. If more heat needed, mix in remaining habanero puree in small portions at a time until you reach your desired spiciness.
  • Serve.
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on August 17, 2019 to include new content.
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