|Fresh jalapeno peppers. Photo: SXC|
One pepper I've never grown fond of is the jalapeno. It's still simply too hot for my taste buds.
Woah! Sweet Jalapenos!
So, you can imagine my surprise when I tried jalapeno jelly. It's wonderful! It's tangy, sweet and a little spicy. I'm sure it's made with oodles of sugar, which really isn't healthy at all.
My first experience with the green jelly was at a holiday party. A friend made a simple dip with it and I swear I ate half the plate!
Easy Jalapeno Jelly Dip
Cover a plate with softened cream cheese. Layer it on like you're frosting a cake. Then spoon the green jalapeno jelly on top. Smooth it out so it covers the cheese.
Serve the "dip" with buttery crackers and that's it! It doesn't sound good, but it really is a delicious way to use extra peppers from the garden or whip up a quick appetizer.
So, do you like jalapenos? How do you like to eat them?
Until Next Time,
Whole Foods Living