There’s no more favorite way to eat for me and Ben than a tray of nibbles. Call it charcuterie. Mezze. Tapas. Nibbles. Whatever. If you want some cool tips on eating this way, check this post of mine. It’s just a fun, relaxed and entertaining way to eat. Sometimes our ‘spreads’ are intricate with lots of savory and sweet tastes. Sometimes our spread is smaller like this where the focus is the hone lime pineapple dipping sauce.
This sauce is quite simple to make. Takes no cooking. And, is all done in the food processor. Unlike typical sauces for dipping that are savory and cheesy, this is lighter, creamy and fruity with a hint of heat as in jalapenos! I was a tad bit uncertain as to whether or not Ben would like it, yes, he’s my main taste tester. But, he LOVED it. And, couldn’t stop eating it!
I love pairing the honey lime pineapple dipping sauce with a variety of fruits, vegetables, meats and crackers. You get pops of salty and crunchy with the crackers (these are rice crackers and triscuits). The raw vegetables have the earthy clean taste and the combo with the sauce brings out even more flavors. Dipping apple slices into the sauce was almost like eating a desssert! Just fabulous. I can even use this sauce on desserts like poundcake. Yes, it’s that versatile!
- ½ cup + 7 chunks Dole Sunshine Fruit n’ Spice Honey Lime Pineapple chunks, partially thawed
- 1 Tbl. mayonnaise
- ¾ cup whipped cream cheese
- 1 tsp. ginger, freshly grated
- 2 tsp. jalapeno, one teaspoon minced + one teaspoon sliced thinly for garnish
- 1 Tbl. fresh lime juice
- 1/8 tsp. sea salt
- Assorted crackers, vegetables (zucchini, squash, cucumbers, etc.), fruit (apples, etc.) & cured meats for tray.
- Combine in a food processor one-half cup of the pineapple chunks, mayonnaise, whipped cream cheese, ginger, one teaspoon jalapeno, lime juice and salt. Pulse until the mixture is creamy.
- Remove to a small serving bowl. Garnish with the additional jalapeno slivers and one pineapple chunk sliced. Skewer the remaining pineapple chunks and place on the serving tray.
- Serve with an array of dipping items.