Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Cranberry Salsa Dip

Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas &/or great holidays!!!

Here is a yummy sounding recipe from Melissa over at Underconstruction @ Club Mom http://underconstruction.clubmom.com/under_construction/2006/12/on_the_menu.html
I do so love a good dip over a block of cream cheese!!! I can't wait to give this one a try, better get some cranberries before they pull them off the shelves!

cranberry salsa dip
(this is soooo good. it sounds weird when you read the ingredients but it is by far my most requested recipe so here you go)
1 bag fresh cranberries (squishy ones removed) (about 3 cups)
4 green onions, diced (scant 1/2 cup)
1 large fresh jalapeno pepper, minced (2 tbsp)
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 fresh cilantro, minced
2 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
8 oz cream cheese
crackers (I use OkMok, they have the right flavor and texture for this dip. I get them at Trader Joes)
use a food processor (or a salsa maker) to chop the cranberries. I like to leave some decent size chunks, you want some texture. Mix in everything else except the cheese and crackers. Refrigerate at least 4 hours (for the flavors to blend). Pour over the brick of cream cheese and serve with crackers.