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Lime Jalapeno Sour Cream Dip

Fresh and zingy, this Mexican jalapeno sour cream dip is made with fresh limes and is ready to serve in minutes. Made with just a few simple ingredients.
Jalapeno dip in a bowl garnished with cilantro and jalapeno slices.

Last Updated on June 3, 2021 by Betty Davies

Time to grab your tortilla chips! This lime jalapeno sour cream dip is one delicious Mexican inspired appetizer that’s meant to be shared. So simple to make and ready to enjoy in minutes, this blender dip is fresh, zingy and so creamy.

Lime jalapeno sour cream dip next to tortilla chips and fresh lime wedges.

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If you are entertaining, you can not go wrong with some tortilla chips and a tasty dip!

This simple dip is packed full of freshness from limes as well as just the right amount of heat from some green jalapenos. It’s fresh, zingy and light, and will leave you wanting more!

The jalapeno sour cream dip sin’t crazy spicy, as the sour cream helps to balance out the heat, but it has a nice subtle buzz. It’s perfect to enjoy on game day with a few brewskies!

Be sure to try my Red Onion Dip and Jalapeno Jelly too!

Why you will love this recipe!

  • Quick and easy: It takes no more than 5 minutes to make a batch of this dip.
  • No cook: We all love a recipe when no cooking is required! Just pop everything into a blender and you are good to go!
  • Simple ingredients: You only need 4 main ingredients and a little seasoning.
  • Dietary info: This lime jalapeno sour cream dip is vegetarian, gluten-free and low carb.
Jalapeno sour cream in a small blue bowl.

Ingredients

  • Sour cream: Sour cream adds a nice richness and tanginess to this dip. It has a cooling effect which helps to balance out the spice from the jalapenos.
  • Jalapenos: I used jarred pickled jalapenos rather than fresh as they are slightly milder and break down more easily when blended. I also add in a little pickling juice from the jar for an extra enhanced flavor.
  • Lime: We use both the zest and Juice from a lime for a fresh zingy flavor.
  • Seasonings: Garlic powder, salt and pepper.

How to make jalapeno sour cream dip

Be sure to scroll down for the full recipe!

  • Add all of the ingredients to a blender (photo 1).
  • Blend til smooth (photo 2).
Two step by step photos to show the ingredients before and after blending.

Recipe Variations

This lime jalapeno sour cream dip is pretty delicious as it is, but you can easily adjust it to suit your tastes.

  • Make it healthier: I prefer the taste and texture of full fat sour cream, but you can make this with low fat if you prefer. I haven’t tried it, but I will suspect you can also make this with Greek or plain yogurt.
  • Make it thicker: This is a fairly thin dip, it’s not runny, but not super thick. For a thicker dip, leave out the pickled juice and use more lime zest and omit the lime juice. You can also add in a tablespoon or two of mayonnaise.
  • Adjust the heat to your tastes: If you are particularly sensitive to heat, try adding in half the amount of jalapenos. Taste the dip and simply blend in more if you like it hotter.
  • Use fresh jalapenos: To make this less acidic, you can use fresh rather than jarred jalapenos. They are not as soft, so be sure to blend really well to break them down.
  • Make it vegan: Simply use a plant based sour cream.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it keep?

This jalapeno sour cream dip will keep well in the fridge for 2 to 3 days. Once blended, keep it covered and refrigerated to keep it fresh. Don’t leave out at room temperature for more than 2 hours.

Can you freeze it?

Because this dip is dairy based, it’s best not to freeze it. When thawed, dairy can become quite grainy. It will still be safe to eat, but the texture will change considerably.

Overhead shot of the creamy dip garnished with fresh cilantro.

Serving Suggestions

I like to garnish the dip with some freshly sliced sliced jalapeno and some chopped cilantro. It’s obviously perfect to serve with tortilla chips, or go for a healthier option and serve up some vegetable sticks. It’s also a great wing dipping sauce!

As well as dipping, this doubles up as a great sauce and spread. Drizzle over pizzas, tacos and nachos or as a spread for burgers and sandwiches.

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • Blend the ingredients together well so you have a smooth dipping sauce, scraping down the sides of the blender if needed.
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning to your liking. I found that a generous amount of salt does wonders!
  • Keep covered and refrigerated.
A tortilla chip being dipped into the jalapeno sour cream.

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Jalapeno dip in a bowl garnished with cilantro and jalapeno slices.

Lime Jalapeno Sour Cream Dip

Fresh and zingy, this Mexican jalapeno sour cream dip is made with fresh limes and is ready to serve in minutes. Made with just a few simple ingredients.
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Course: Dip
Cuisine: Mexican
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 117kcal
Author: Betty Davies

Ingredients

  • cups sour cream (360ml)
  • 12 jalapeno slices (jarred rather than fresh)
  • 1 tablespoon juice from the jarred jalapenos
  • juice and zest of 1 lime
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper, added to taste

Instructions

  • Add all of the ingredients to a blender.
  • Blend til smooth.
  • Taste for seasoning and adjust if needed.

Notes

  • Blend the ingredients together well so you have a smooth dipping sauce, scraping down the sides of the blender if needed.
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning to your liking. I found that a generous amount of salt does wonders!
  • Keep covered and refrigerated.

Nutrition

Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 477IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg

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