Jalapeño Dip

This super speedy Jalapeno Dip is sure to be a hit at your next party or potluck! Mayo-free and loaded with flavor, each bite will have you coming back for more!

Get ready to party with this sassy, spicy 5-minute Jalapeño Dip!

Morning, kiddos! I have a little crafting and painting to finish up so I’ll be keeping things short and sweet today.

And spicy.

Spicy Jalapeno Dip

There are dips that require roasting and sautéing, slicing and dicing… and then there’s this dip. This is the kind of dip where you toss everything into a food processor and walk away. The kind of dip that can be made in under 5 minutes.

This dip, my toddler made.


Granted it was far too spicy for my 2 year old, so you miiiiiiight want to save this one for the adults in the room. But regardless, this dip is as easy to make as it is to stuff in your face! Bring a big bowl to your next work potluck or to taco night with friends. It also makes perfect game day fare for face fanning and football talk!

serving suggestions

  • sliced bell peppers
  • halved sweet mini peppers
  • crispy tortilla chips
  • cucumber slices

This cilantro flecked spicy jalapeño dip also makes an amazing sauce to drizzle on tacos, burritos, quesadillas, flautas, taquitos, and more!

Jalapeno Dip
5 from 10 votes

Jalapeño Dip

This super speedy Jalapeno Dip is sure to be a hit at your next party or potluck! Mayo-free and loaded with flavor, each bite will have you coming back for more! Recipe yields 2.5 cups of dip.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Keyword Jalapeño Dip
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 58 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin – Peas and Crayons


  • 1 bunch of cilantro (stems removed)
  • 4 jalapeno peppers (stem removed)
  • 8 oz softened cream cheese
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 TBSP white vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • crushed red pepper flakes, to taste (optional)


  1. Combine ingredients in your trusty food processor or blender and blend to creamy perfection! It’s that easy!

  2. For a custom spice level, feel free to remove the seeds from the peppers and keep them on the side. Then simply add as many seeds back in as you’d like and blend. The more seeds you add, the spicier the dip will be!

Recipe Notes

For a milder dip, feel free to remove the veins and seeds from each jalapeno, you can bend both back into the dip to adjust the heat level.

There’s no wrong way to make this dip! If you accidentally go too heavy on the heat, cool the dip down by adding extra yogurt or cream cheese. Easy peasy!

Craving MORE spice? You’re dangerous, Maverick! Feel free to add an extra jalapeño or even season the dip with red pepper flakes. I’ll be there to fan your face and give you a cold glass of milk.


  • sliced bell peppers
  • halved sweet mini peppers
  • crispy tortilla chips
Nutrition Facts
Jalapeño Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 58 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 69mg3%
Potassium 61mg2%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 430IU9%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

If you get a chance to try this spicy cilantro jalapeno dip, let me know! Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

grab some jalapeño peppers and meet me in the kitchen!

You may have noticed that there are four jalapeños in this recipe.

That makes four, count em, four ways to annihilate your palate and have you fanning your face while still eagerly reachig for another bite.

And you will reach for another, and another, and another… because the cool, creamy Greek yogurt and cream cheese combo will come to your rescue, soothing the jalapeño’s bite just enough to keep you coming back for more.

Spicy dip lovers rejoice! This delish dip also makes an outstanding sauce for mexican dishes, especially tacos, burritos, and mexican pizzas. We put it on everything!

Is this not the perfect party or game day appetizer!? Your friends won’t be able to get enough! 

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  • Denay DeGuzman

    5 stars
    This delicious jalapeno dip is perfect for tonight, Cinco de Mayo! Thanks so much for sharing this.

    • So excited for you to try it, Denay!

  • wilhelmina

    5 stars
    I love recipes like this that have the right balance of heat and flavor! The fact that it is so easy to make is a huge bonus too!

  • Chana Scheiner

    5 stars
    Looks really good but we didn’t make it yet!

    • Thanks Chana! Hope you get a chance to try it soon – It’s SO GOOD!

  • 5 stars
    My favorite!

  • Kristin

    5 stars
    Addictive! Amazingly creamy with a kick of heat! Perfection when paired with corn chips and loving that it’s mayo-free!

  • Palma

    What does the white vinegar do for the dip?

    • Hi Palma! I feel like it brightens the flavor up a bit. You could also use lime juice which adds a little somethin’ extra!

  • Laverne

    5 stars
    For those who are worried about too spicy, start with one chopped jalapeno, then go from there. We managed three…. So good – thanks!!

    • Great tip Laverne! So happy you enjoyed it! 🙂

  • Christina

    5 stars
    Do you think this would be good with pickled jalapenos? 🙂

    • Jenn

      Hey Christina! I love both fresh and pickled jalapeños like crazy, but using pickled in this one would change the flavor profile of the dip so much that I’m having a hard time imagining the taste. It for sure will lose that fresh pepper taste and I’m not sure how the pickled peppers pair with the cilantro mainly. It could easily be overwhelming if you added too much but could still be quite good if you go the ratio perfect.. I’m just not sure! When all I have handy is pickled jalaps I usually make the dip from this recipe: http://peasandcrayons.com/2015/06/baked-jalapeno-popper-phyllo-cups.html which is similar, but baked. Let me know if you end up trying either! <3

      • Christina

        5 stars
        Thank you for answering, I think I’ll definitely try fresh first. Love your blog, so many amazing recipes!

        • Jenn

          Happy to help! Super excited you found me and I cannot wait to hear about everything you try! <3 Hope you're having a great weekend Christina!

          • Christina

            5 stars
            Tried using fresh jalapenos today, and it was really good! Other than the fact that I put to much garlic in it, I personally prefer the flavor of pickled jalapenos. That’s why I felt like the jalapeno flavor was missing, but it was still an amazing dip! Sooo good with peppers and tortilla chips. Thank you for a great recipe, I will definitely try out more of them! <3

          • Jenn

            Hey Christina! You’d probably love dill pickle dip too, eh? 😉 I bet if you blended pickled jalapeños along with the fresh (versus all of one or the other) it might be perfect for you! Thanks so so much for the super sweet comments and feedback Christina! <3 Keep me posted on what else you make, I'd love to keep in touch! xoxo

  • Anna

    5 stars
    I made this last night for a barbecue and it was a huge hit! I deseeded two of the jalapeños, which gave it a good level of heat for a crowd that doesn’t eat as much spicy food as me 🙂
    I also added a bit of garlic and onion powder (1/4 tsp each) to boost the flavor. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Jenn

      Sah-weeeet! Thanks Anna!

  • Bring on the heat! The jalapenos in my garden are about to explode so I’m pinning this and waiting for them to come in – can’t wait! YUM! (And P.S. Good for you for tackling the painting yourself. For the sake of my sanity and our marriage, we hired painters when we moved earlier this year 😉 )

    • Jenn

      I think we may throw in the towel and do the same. Even the ceilings in this house are painted a yellowy beige that clashes with pretty much my entire life. Our mattress is still on the floor yet somehow painting over the yellow is higher priority 😉 haha! Hope you adore the dip! It’s a staple here!

  • Oh wow! My mouth is watering looking at this dip. Yummy!!

  • Ooh I bet this is perfect with tortilla chips – maybe even drizzled over nachos?! Yuuum 🙂

    • Jenn

      Thanks love! GREEN nachos! Yes!

  • Pinned!! 🙂

  • I’m always on the hunt for more fun entertaining foods! This is so easy and l bet there’s a ton of flavor

  • I love a good dip, especially the spicy ones.

  • I love this. I already know it will be a huge hit at parties. Pinned!

    • Jenn

      Thanks so much Malia!!! Hope you adore it!

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