Dips & Sauces/ Gluten Free/ Low Carb

Jalapeno Cream Cheese Dip

jalapeno dip

Jalapeno cream cheese dip is a thick and spicy welcome to a crispy cracker.  It is simple and quick to make too.

This jalapeno dip is just so easy to make.  It’s simply throw the ingredients into a food processor, press the button and blitz.  Even the Chief Taster could make this with no disaster or kitchen related emergency.   If you have a block of cheese and a few jalapeno in your fridge, you can make a dip!  If you don’t like it too spicy, reduce the number of jalapeno.  I threw 4 into my dip and it was spicy.   Perhaps add one at a time and taste test it if you are a bit nervous of the spice.  I find that jalapeno vary in heat.  The ones sold in Barbados were mild but the ones in Aruba are a lot hotter. 

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Although I’ve called this a dip the consistency is quite thick, almost bordering on spread territory.  Once blitzed and you don’t like the consistency, add some more cream to thin it out more. 

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I was taste testing this jalapeno cream cheese dip with my goat cheese crackers to test them as a dip.  That was a lot of bold flavours but I was in an adventurous mood that day (it might be the heat).   The Chief Taster came in towards the end of the taste test which taught me not to linger over my food.  It meant I had to share the jalapeno dip. He ate it like he had not been fed for a few days and declared it delicious.

Jalapeno Dip

 

When he came up for air and asked what was in it I was a bit hesitant as he is not a fan of coriander.   I told him about the jalapeno but kept quiet about the fresh coriander.  He normally sniffs this out as much as he does flaxseed but I think the heat of the jalapeno diverted his senses.  If I told him that was in it, he may have changed his mind about the dip.  On reflection, I should have told him as it would have left more for me.  We were fighting over the last remains with any politeness of “it’s the last bit, you have it” totally out of the window.   I really should look into redoing our wedding vows with a couple of food related clauses in it.

Have a try at this jalapeno cream cheese dip recipe and let me know whether you think it is a dip or a spread.

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Jalapeno Cream Cheese Dip
Course: Appetizer
Author: Angela Coleby
Ingredients
  • 1 8oz Cream cheese
  • 3-4 Jalapeno peppers deseeded
  • 2 tablespoons Cream
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
Instructions
  1. Roughly chop the jalapeno and the coriander.

  2. Place all the ingredients into a food processor and blitz.

  3. Spoon into a bowl and get dipping/spreading!

Recipe Notes

Serves 2-4

Nutritional Info per serving (quarter of recipe) 170 Calories, 16g Fat, 4g Protein, 3g Total Carbs, 0g Fibre, 3g Net Carbs               

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Rose
    September 15, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Can I used cilantro instead of coriander or can I leave it without coriander

    • Reply
      Angela Coleby
      September 15, 2017 at 1:24 pm

      It’s the same herb, just different names. Same dilemma as the eggplant and aubergine..

  • Reply
    Elaine Markley
    May 7, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Think I’ll try this with pickled jalapeños. My mom used to stuff those with cream cheese for my dad when I was growing up in New Mexico in the 1950s.

    • Reply
      Angela Coleby
      May 7, 2017 at 1:08 pm

      I love stuffed jalapenos! How was growing up in New Mexico? You must have some yummy recipes!

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