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cranberry jalapeno dip is the perfect blend of sweet and spicy and makes the best holiday dip for an appetizer made with chopped cranberries, cilantro, jalapenos, lemon juice, cream cheese, green onions, and sugar

Cranberry Jalapeño Dip – Unusually Delicious

Cranberry Jalapeño Dip sounds like an interesting combination, doesn’t it? This dip consists of tart cranberries alongside spicy jalapeños, cilantro, scallions, cream cheese, lemon juice, and cream cheese. The way the ingredients meld together is just extraordinary. This Cranberry Jalapeño dip recipe is the perfect holiday appetizer. It’s such a pretty dish of red, green, and white, it really screams festive holiday dip! Your guests will be drawn to the colors and will be amazed at the contrasting flavors that blend together magnificently in in what seems to be more than a dip, but a cranberry jalapeño salsa.

Cranberry Jalapeño Salsa

This Cranberry Jalapeño Dip also referred to as a creamy Cranberry Jalapeño Salsa. It has many of the same elements found in salsa, like those spicy jalapeño peppers. I’m pretty obsessed with spicy food. I don’t know why, but I just can’t get enough heat on my food. I even love a good spicy margarita from time to time! If you can’t handle spicy, you can tone down this recipe by cutting the number of jalapeño peppers in half and/or eliminating the seeds of the peppers. The seeds are what brings the spicy kick so taking those out of the equation, makes a big difference. Further, the cream cheese acts as a cool down process for those spicy bites.

If you eliminate the cream cheese from the recipe, you will have a fruity, yet spicy salsa. And that spicy salsa happens to pair well with crackers, tostitos, bagel chips, or anything with a salty crunch.

Cranberry Jalapeño Dip Recipe

This cranberry jalapeño dip recipe is one for the books. For real. It has the savory, sweet taste that is highly addictive. If you have a food chopper, you will find this appetizer recipe very easy to make. If you do not have a food chopper, think about purchasing one like this Cuisinart Stainless Steel Chopper. Without a chopper, this recipe is still doable so don’t be upset. However, it will be trickier to cut up the cranberries.

Ingredients

  • 9 oz Cranberries chopped
  • 2 tbsp Cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 cup Green Onions (scallions) chopped
  • 2 Jalapeño Peppers cut up
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 4 oz Cream Cheese softened
  • 3/4 cup Sugar

Instructions

  • Use hand food chopper to chop cranberries. If you don’t have one, try your best to do it with a sharp knife (be careful!) – a food processor is not advised as the cranberries will be too juicy.
  • Chop green onion, jalapeño peppers and cilantro.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, add chopped cranberries, green onion, cilantro and jalapeños.
  • Add sugar, lemon juice and salt on top of cranberry mixture and stir gently until blended.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator overnight.
  • Take cranberry mixture out of the refrigerator and stir all ingredients together. Strain out all liquid using a strainer small holes.
  • Soften cream cheese and spread cream cheese over bottom of a small/medium sized glass bowl (it’s pretty dip so it’s nice to see the colors).
  • Pour cranberry mixture on top of cream cheese and keep in refrigerator until ready to serve.

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Holiday Dips To Serve

If your holiday favorite dishes consist of appetizers and desserts, I’m with you! I could skip the main dish and just eat hors d’oeuvres, dessert, and a delicious drink or two! Some MUST TRY dips this holiday season are the easy to make appetizer, Spinach and Artichoke Dip. As well as the yummy, Cannoli Dip, for dessert. Just serve with some appropriate chips; toasted bagel chips for the artichoke and spinach dip and cannoli chips for the cannoli dip. Easy & DELICIOUS!

Cannoli Dip

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Holiday Appetizers

The holidays are coming and it’s time to start searching for yummy holiday appetizers. Look no further! If you need something in addition to the cranberry jalapeño dip featured here, consider the following appetizers to serve up. These are easy recipes that taste AMAZING! Ready to check them out?

Fig and Goat Cheese Pizza

Charcuterie Boards

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Cocktails

Where there are appetizers, there really should be cocktails! Here are some exciting martinis that are sure to please everyone’s palette. Skip the boring gin martinis or vodka and soda cocktails. Give your guests (and yourself!) something different – and just think, you could save yourself from making a dessert with this tasty dessert style martinis.

Tiramisu Martini

Pistachio Martini

Bananas Foster Martini

Chocolate Amaretto Martini

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cranberry jalapeno dip is the perfect blend of sweet and spicy and makes the best holiday dip for an appetizer made with chopped cranberries, cilantro, jalapenos, lemon juice, cream cheese, green onions, and sugar
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Cranberry Jalapeño Dip

Cranberry Jalapeño Dip is the perfect blend of sweet and spicy and makes the best holiday dip for an appetizer!
Course Appetizer, Snack
Keyword dips, holiday
Prep Time 10 minutes
Overnight In Refrigerator 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author jenahoward

Ingredients

  • 9 oz Cranberries chopped
  • 2 tbsp Cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 cup Green Onions (scallions) chopped
  • 2 Jalapeño Peppers cut up
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 4 oz Cream Cheese softened
  • 3/4 cup Sugar

Instructions

  • Use hand food chopper to chop cranberries. If you don't have one, try your best to do it with a sharp knife (be careful!) – a food processor is not advised as the cranberries will be too juicy.
  • Chop green onion, jalapeño peppers and cilantro.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, add chopped cranberries, green onion, cilantro and jalapeños.
  • Add sugar, lemon juice and salt on top of cranberry mixture and stir gently until blended.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator overnight.
  • Take cranberry mixture out of the refrigerator and stir all ingredients together. Strain out all liquid using a strainer small holes.
  • Soften cream cheese and spread cream cheese over bottom of a small/medium sized glass bowl (it's pretty dip so it's nice to see the colors).
  • Pour cranberry mixture on top of cream cheese and keep in refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • ENJOY!
    cranberry jalapeno dip is the perfect blend of sweet and spicy and makes the best holiday dip for an appetizer made with chopped cranberries, cilantro, jalapenos, lemon juice, cream cheese, green onions, and sugar

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