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Some Like it Hot: Our Favorite Jalapeno Recipes to Spice Up Your Cinco

A little spice makes everything nice, especially when it comes from a jalapeno! We're loving the trend of adding a little kick to everything from appetizers to cocktails to desserts. 

Surprisingly, jalapenos pair well with just about anything. They're balanced out nicely with fresh fruit, like in our Jalapeno Peach Salsa recipe (paired with Sweet Glazed Salmon). They also complement strawberries and pineapples nicely, especially in cocktails. Try our Jalapeno Pineapple Margarita Punch and Strawberry Jalapeno Shooters for further proof! 

Of course, stuffed jalapenos are always a good go-to appetizer. Like potato skins, jalapenos are great cut in half and stuffed with cheese and bacon bits, like in our Cheesy Stuffed Jalapeno recipe. Or take it up a notch with some cornbread and full bacon strips for the ultimate flavor explosion. 

For a spicy twist on a more traditional recipe, try making our Pineapple Jalapeno Burger at your next BBQ or outdoor party. And did you ever think about adding jalapenos to relish? It goes well with goat cheese in this crostini appetizer

 

 

For dessert, try a chocolate-covered jalapeno, like these from Fruit Bouquets. You would be surprised just how well the fresh peppers pair with smooth chocolate. And like a chocolate-covered strawberry, you just bite right in! But be careful; they are definitely for the more strong-willed spicy fans. 

 

More Spicy Treats to Enjoy:

Jalapeno Popcorn from The Popcorn Factory

Jalapeno Tomato Cheese Dip from Harry & David

Feel the Heat Gourmet Gift Collection from 1-800 Baskets

 

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