This is a cream cheese dip with a spicy kick. I make a green salsa using tomatillos in the summer, but good tomatillos are hard to find in the winter so I decided to try the same ingredients with a cream cheese base instead. I served it at my Christmas party this year and it was a huge hit; I should have made more! Serve with warm tortilla chips.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place cream cheese in a bowl.

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  • Pulse cilantro, jalapeno pepper, and garlic in a food processor or blender until finely chopped. Add chopped mixture to the cream cheese; blend with a hand mixer until smooth. Fold tomatoes into cream cheese dip.

Nutrition Facts

71 calories; protein 3.3g 7% DV; carbohydrates 3g 1% DV; fat 5.1g 8% DV; cholesterol 15.9mg 5% DV; sodium 88mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2012
Tasty Stuff! Couple thoughts: The "bunch" of cilantro seemed a bit arbitrary. I ended up with right around 2/3 cup of chopped cilantro. I removed the seeds and center of the tomato and jalapeno (Roma tomato worked nicely for this) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/08/2014
I made this just like the recipe said. Glad I tasted it before serving to guests. It was very very bland! I added 2 tbsp of salt 2 tbsp of both onion powder and garlic powder. And a couple dashes of pepper. Not impressed with this one even after it being doctored up. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2012
Tasty Stuff! Couple thoughts: The "bunch" of cilantro seemed a bit arbitrary. I ended up with right around 2/3 cup of chopped cilantro. I removed the seeds and center of the tomato and jalapeno (Roma tomato worked nicely for this) Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/07/2014
I made this just like the recipe said. Glad I tasted it before serving to guests. It was very very bland! I added 2 tbsp of salt 2 tbsp of both onion powder and garlic powder. And a couple dashes of pepper. Not impressed with this one even after it being doctored up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2018
I went with the recipe except I used dried cilantro (3 Tbs). It was great! It was the first app to go at the party! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2017
YUMMY Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2015
I used this dip as a filler for 6 10" tortillas. I used full fat cream cheese and made sure to remove the juice from the tomato. My cilantro amount was probably around a cup. After rolling them up I cut them into pinwheels and they were a huge hit. Everyone loved them and asked for the recipe with them as well. These were great for a quick appetizer. One person even took a picture because they were so pretty. Great recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2012
Delicious dip. Knowing that cilantro comes in different size bunches I measured 1 cup minced. Perfect balance of flavors. This will be made often here. Thank you hawkika3. Read More
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