Homemade Cranberry Jalapeño Dip

What are you gonna do with that leftover whole berry cranberry sauce?  How about making this sweet-tart-but-with-a-kick cranberry jalapeño dip?

Cranberry Jalapeño Dip

Cranberry Jalapeño Dip

(Courtesy: Penny Jacques)
Course Appetizer, Snack
Servings 2 tbsp
Calories 71 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Put cranberry sauce in a colander and shake to remove as much jelly as possible, leaving just the sweetened cranberries.
  • Mix cranberries with cream cheese, sour cream and jalapeno pepper.  Refrigerate for several hours to allow flavors to blend.
  • Hack: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Keyword appetizer, buffet, cracker spread, Cranberry, cranberry sauce, cream cheese, dip, football snacks, jalapeno pepper, leftovers, party food, snack, sour cream

Did you know? People call cranberries a superfood for good reason: They have all kinds of health-boosting benefits.

Get the recipe for whole berry cranberry sauce here!

Easy Guacamole Dip in Cucumber Boats

Easy guacamole dip in cucumber boats is a low-carb snack that’s rich in nutrition and healthy fats…oh, and it tastes great!

Easy Guacamole Dip in Cucumber Boats

Easy Guacamole Dip in Cucumber Boats

Course Snack
Servings 2
Calories 175 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and mashed
  • ¾ tsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp minced onion
  • 1 tsp freshly chopped cilantro or ⅓ tsp dried cilantro
  • ½ tsp minced garlic
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, split lengthwise with seed removed
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Mix avocado, lime juice, onion, cilantro and garlic in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper on cucumber and fill “boat” with guacamole.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Hack: Place any leftover guacamole in a sealable bag. Roll to press out as much air as possible and seal tightly. Store in refrigerator for up to two days.
  • Hack: Fresh herbs can easily be frozen. Lay flat in a single layer and freeze. Transfer to a freezer-safe container and seal tightly. Store in the freezer for up to 12 months. Alternately, herbs can be chopped and placed in ice cubes trays. Cover in oil and freeze for future use.
Keyword appetizer, avocado, buffet food, cucumber, cucumber boats, dip, homemade quacamole, hors d'oeuvres, Mexican, picnic food, quacamole

Ever wonder how to tell if an avocado is ripe?  How long it will be good after you buy it?  Check out these tips to find out!

Suggestion: Serve this with or mix it with Simple Pico de Gallo (Easy Fresh Salsa) for an extra special treat!

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