A simple Southern dipper…
Like mayonnaise or sour cream, ranch dressing is a perfect base for a mix of fiery spices. It makes it so simple to pull together something with a little Cajun flair. This Cajun ranch dipping sauce has three ingredients only, but the flavor is a whole heck of a lot more than what you’d expect. Cajun seasoning has a wide world of spices in it that give this dipping sauce its Southern charm.
We add additional fieriness to this simple recipe via a pinch of cayenne pepper. You can opt for it or drop it completely if you want a milder overall flavor. We like it even hotter than a pinch (think 1/4 teaspoon) if you’re one for extra-spicy in everything. Use this Cajun ranch dipping sauce with fried foods (it’s so yum with fried pickles – try it with this recipe). It’s also delicious with a simple vegetable platter – it beats the heck out of a plain ranch salad dressing dip with crudites.
Cajun Ranch Dipping Sauce
- 1/2 cup ranch dressing
- 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
- Pinch cayenne pepper or more (to taste)
- In a mixing bowl, combine the ranch dressing, Cajun seasoning, and a pinch of cayenne pepper powder.
- Stir well, then refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours prior to using (to allow the flavors to meld).
- Serve chilled.
Use your judgment on the amount of cayenne pepper used. Its only purpose here is as an additional heat source to amp up the spiciness. You can omit it all together, or increase it for something even spicier.