Thursday, April 24, 2014

Sweet and Spicy Dip

Here it is, the perfect dip for a sunny day!

This dip may surprise you. People who think pineapple is overpowering or don't like much spice usually find that this dip is irresitible! The cream cheese mellows out the tartness of the pineapple and the pineapple mellows out the spiciness of the pepper.

Depending on the style of pepper you use, you may want to add a little more or less to get the zest you desire!

Pineapple & Pepper Dip

Sweet & Spicy Dip
Makes 1 1/2 c

8 oz cream cheese
4 oz pineapple, chopped finely
3 T green onions, chopped
1 small garlic clove, minced
1/2 t salt
3 t ground pepper
2/3 c pistachio nuts, finely chopped but not powdered

Beat all ingredients except for pistachios together. Cover and put in the fridge for at least an hour to firm.

Shape it on your serving plate and press pistachios all around the cheese. Cover and refrigerate overnight to best blend the flavors.

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