Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Jalapenos
Stuff ‘em. Most of the fiery heat from jalopenos is dissipated when cooked and they develop a mellow, acidic spiciness, which is a perfect partner to cream cheese. Stuff with fat-free cream cheese, chives, and low-fat cheese, then heat on the grill or in the oven and enjoy!
Top Your Seafood. Heat sliced jalapenos, bell peppers, chives, chili pepper, cilantro, and a pinch of salt until peppers are soft. Top over scallops, fish, or lobster. Recipe Avocado Citrus Salad with Peanut Chile Crusted Scallops
Pepper Jelly. Use no-sugar-added jelly, vinegar, green onions, and chopped jalapenos to make a spunky homemade jelly. Spread with low-fat cream cheese on crackers and top with jelly for a fun party appetizer.
Hot Sushi. Try making your own sushi with seaweed rolls, cooked brown rice, sushi-grade seafood, vegetables, wasabi, and jalapenos. This is a great activity to do with your family!
Mexican Night. Jalapenos and Mexican-flavored cooking go hand-in-hand. Add jalapenos to quesadillas, tacos, beans and rice, and other favorite Mexican recipes! Check out our Bean & Cheese Quesadilla recipe.
Bite. Enjoy jalapenos as is … if you’re mouth can stand the heat, that is!
Pickled Jalapenos. Lots of vegetables taste great pickled, even jalapenos! They make great appetizers and side dishes. Video How to Pickle Jalapenos
Heat Things Up a Little! Jalapenos are great in all of your favorite dishes, especially if you like a little heat to your food. They’re great in casseroles, on tacos, in omelets, and so many more dishes.
Grilled. Fire up the grill and place halved jalapenos coated in olive oil and minced garlic over hot coals. Heat until jalapenos are crisp and warmed.
Sweet … But Spicy Salsa. Combine chunks of pineapples, onions, lemon juice, cilantro, and thinly sliced jalapeno peppers for a spicy kick to a mild salsa. Recipe Pineapple Salsa