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Cilantro-Jalapeno Cheese Spread

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


1/2 cup

Splashed with lime, this zippy favorite from Susan Riley in Allen, Texas makes a standout appetizer. It’s yummy spread on crackers. Or as an easy veggie dip, a fun alternative to junk food!


  • 3 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1 teaspoon chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Dash salt
  • Assorted crackers or fresh vegetables


  1. In a small food processor, combine the first seven ingredients; cover and process until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl. Serve with crackers or vegetables.

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