Recipe: DiDo's Piquant Spread

This recipe came from a reader who's been asked to make this dip "maybe one hundred times." DiDo says to use 10 jalapeños, and despite growing up on Mexican food, the thought of 10 hot chilies scared us - so proceed with caution! Ten peppers aside, this recipe has some of our favorite ingredients, so we couldn't resist posting it.

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DiDo's Piquant Spread

3 scallions
1 bunch of cilantro
3 cloves garlic
1 small piece of fresh ginger
10 small jalepeño peppers
2 Tbsp olive oil
Juice of 1 fresh lemon
1 teapsoon salt

Chop scallion, cilantro, garlic, ginger and jalapeno peppers and place in a blender. Add olive oil, lemon juice and salt. Blend until smooth.

Serve with tortilla chips for your parties, or with meat dishes (great with chicken), or as a spread on a baguette.

(Thanks, DiDo!)

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