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My new favorite appetizer

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I’m trying to get back in the blog habit.  So many things happened this past year that aren’t documented because I didn’t blog.  I’m hoping I will be a diligent blogger in 2016. I’m starting with my favorite new appetizer recipe.  Enjoy.
Cranberry Salsa Dip with Cream Cheese Recipe:
Recipe Type: AppetizerCranberriesDips and SpreadsChile Peppers
Yields: 1 1/2 cups
Prep time: 20 min

1 (12-ounce bag) or 3 cups fresh cranberries, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup minced green onions
2 small (approximately 2 tablespoons) jalapeno chile peppers, cored, seeded, and minced
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, minced
2 tablespoons finely-grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese
Cranberries and/or cilantro sprigs for garnish

Rinse, drain, and pick over cranberries, (discarding all that are soft or bruised).
Place the cranberries in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped but not mushy.
Place chopped cranberries in a bowl; mix together with onions, jalapeno peppers, sugar, cilantro leaves, ginger, and lemon juice.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours so flavors develop (salsa will be too sharp and tart to begin with).
On a serving plate, place cream cheese; cover with the dip. Garnish, if desired, and served with crackers.
Makes 1 1/2 cups.

Written by bevanddara

December 31, 2015 at 4:40 pm

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