Monday, March 5, 2012
Secret Recipe Club: Cranberry Salsa Dip
It's my favorite time of the month! Secret Recipe Club Reveal time!
This month, I was assigned the blog I Was Born To Cook. I wasn't familiar with this blog, but I found tons of great things - and Melissa is definitely true to her blog's name - she was born to cook!
I've been on a cranberry kick lately (I know they're a tad out of season, but hey, I've never been one to let that stop me from feeding a craving!). This Cranberry Salsa was the perfect lazy Sunday snack. Both Andy and I found ourselves going back for more - this definitely will be on rotation when we have a snack craving!
The only change I made was that I used dried cranberries, and just rehydrated them in some apple juice for about 30 minutes. Also I omitted the sugar and the jalapenos (mostly because I forgot that they were on the ingredient list, but the dip tasted just fine without them, although next time I definitely will not be forgetting the jalapeno - we could all use a little spice in our lives!)
Adapted from I Was Born To Cook's Recipe
1 cup dried cranberries
1 & 1/2 cups apple juice
juice from 1 lime
1/4 cup cilantro
2 green onions, chopped
salt, to taste
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
Place the cranberries in a small bowl and pour apple juice over top. Let sit for at least 30 minutes to rehydrate. Drain.
In a blender (I've been experimenting with my new Magic Bullet - it actually is pretty awesome), combine the cranberries, lime, cilantro, green onions, and salt. Puree until you reach your desired consistency.
Place the cream cheese on the center of a plate. Spread the cranberry mixture over top and serve with crackers. Prepare to get your snack on!
Like I said, this was an awesome dip, just different enough to make you say "Wow!" I'll definitely be checking out Melissa's blog from now on because she's always coming up with tasty eats!
Want to join the Secret Recipe Club? Check out the website now! Be paired off with another "Secret" blogger and enjoy the fun of seeing someone recreate a recipe of yours as well! All the cool kids are doing it =)