Creamy Jalapeno Dip


Welcome to the July edition of Let’s Lunch!  This month, we’re all sharing a recipe from our travels.  I admit, I travel on my stomach.  If I am going anywhere, what I want to eat while I’m there goes into the planning at about the same time as the plane ticket.  (Looking to have some steak tartare later this month, and I REALLY need to get on that plane ticket thing.)  This is particularly true on my trips to Texas, because I love Tex-Mex.  Sure, it may not be authentically Mexican, but it is by far my favorite US regional cuisine.

This recipe was inspired by the creamy jalapeno dip that one of my favorite lunch joints brings you along with the salsa and chips.  This isn’t it (the exact contents of their recipe remains a mystery), but it still goes great with chips, crudites, or fish tacos, and should tide me over until my next trip south.

Creamy Jalapeno Dip

2/3 c. mayonnaise
1/3 c. sour cream
1/4 c. buttermilk
2 jalapeno peppers, chopped (seeds removed if you like it mild, included if you like it hotter)
3 Tbsp. each chopped dill, chives, cilantro, and flat-leaf parsley
1/3 c. canned green chiles, drained

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.  Adjust salt to taste and serve with tortilla chips or crudites.

Still hungry?  Check out the other offerings on Twitter, hashtag #LetsLunch, or below:

Hawaiian Island Panzanella Bread Salad at Spicebox Travels.

Watermelon Cucumber Cooler Cocktail at Asian in America.

Sardinian Seadas from Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan.

Moroccan B’Stilla at Monday Morning Cooking Club.

Rogan Josh at Tea and Scones.

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  1. I’m a HUGE Tex-Mex fan too! Been craving spicy food this last month in Sardinia. Will give this a go when I’m back in the US! Thanks for sharing…x

  2. I like that this uses both canned (tangy) and fresh chiles. Yum!

    • Annabelle says:

      I like the fresh greenness that the jalapenos give it, but I do think that the canned chiles give it a little more body. Or possibly I’m just chile-obsessed. Hard to say.

  3. Margaret says:

    I think Tex-Mex is about the best cuisine you can find in Texas. It may not be Mexican, but it’s GOOD!! This looks nice and spicy.

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