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Jalapeño Cream Cheese Dip

Jalapeño Cream Cheese Dip


• Turano Rustic Italian Bread
• 3 blocks of cream cheese - Leave out for 20-30 minutes to soften
• 2 Jalapeños - Feel free to adjust based on spice tolerance
• 1 tsp salt
• 1 tsp pepper
• 1 tsp onion powder
• 1 lime
• Cilantro
• 1 yellow bell pepper
• 1 red bell pepper
• Pine nuts


① Slice jalapeno and chop cilantro
② Place cream cheese with seasoning into a mixing bowl. Add cilantro, jalapeños and freshly squeezed lime juice. Mix well
③ Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm enough to shape.
④ Place a large piece of plastic wrap on a flat surface. Turn cheese mixture onto plastic. Using clean hands and plastic wrap, form mixture into a tree shape (base of tree will need to be 15cm in diameter). Place on a serving platter.
⑤ Press parsley all over cheese. Brush excess parsley from platter. Using picture as a guide, decorate tree with nuts, peppers, and cheese (for the star!)
⑥ Slice and toast Turano Rustic Rye bread for dipping

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