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Pomegranate Jalapeño Cream Cheese Dip

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Pomegranate Jalapeño Cream Cheese Dip

Pomegranate Jalapeño Cream Cheese Dip​

Using fresh pomegranatesI’itoi onionsjalapeñoslemons, and parsley from the garden, I experimented with and changed up this recipe I found online. We made the dip for my family’s Thanksgiving celebration – and it was a hit! I quickly typed up the changes I made to the recipe so I wouldn’t forget how to make it.

I made this dip for two subsequent gatherings, and both groups loved it. One person said the dip made her list of the “best things I’ve ever eaten.” High praise for a humble pomegranate dip. Hope you like it too. Enjoy! 



Recipe for Pomegranate Jalapeño Cream Cheese Dip​


Ingredients:

2 (8oz) packages cream cheese, softened

1-2 jalapeños* – deseeded and chopped

½ cup finely chopped I’tioi onions (can also use green onions) 

¼ – ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro or chopped fresh parsley

¼ – ½ cup sugar 

½ teaspoon cumin

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1-2 cups pomegranate arils

* Add more or less jalapeños to adjust the heat level. Always wear gloves when handling hot peppers.

Pomegranate Jalapeño Cream Cheese Dip
Pomegranate Jalapeño Cream Cheese Dip

Directions:

Stir cream cheese until smooth. Stir in sugar, cumin, and lemon juice. Add jalapeños, onions, and cilantro. Spread in an even layer into a small dish or 8 x 8 pan. Top with pomegranate arils. Serve with veggies or crackers. 

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Pomegranate Jalapeño Cream Cheese Dip
Pomegranate Jalapeño Cream Cheese Dip

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Kelly

Wednesday 24th of November 2021

Absolutely delicious! Hoping it will be a big hit with my Mom and Dad on Turkey Day tomorrow. Thank you!

Bridget Owen

Friday 20th of December 2019

This dip is to die for! How great to have a recipe with all the ingredients coming into season at the same time here in the low desert. Sweet and spicy come together nicely here.

Angela Judd

Saturday 21st of December 2019

Thanks, Bridget. It is nice when you can use ingredients from the garden, for sure!

Stephanie

Thursday 19th of December 2019

Seriously loved this so much! (and I'm not a big pomegranate fan) The flavor is so good - all the ingredients combine to make magic!

Angela Judd

Thursday 19th of December 2019

Thanks so much Stephanie!

Carmen

Thursday 19th of December 2019

This was SO good and I don’t even like pomegranates!

Angela Judd

Thursday 19th of December 2019

Thank you Carmen. I'm glad you tried it even though you don't like pomegranates!