When I think about one of my favorite appetizers, Vegan Pepper Jelly and Cream Cheese Spread come to mind. Although I never thought about turning my Vegan Cream Cheese into a base for an appetizer, I decided to give it a test this year.
Pepper jelly is a preserve made with peppers, sugar, and salt in a vinegar base. The product, which rose in popularity from the 1980s to the mid-1990s, can be described as a mixture of sweetness and heat used for dips, toast, and sandwiches such as paninis.
Despite a variety of vegan pepper jelly recipes, my favorite is Trader Joes Pepper Jelly.
Trader Joe's Pepper Jelly is seasonal, so get yours while it lasts.
Furthermore, pepper jelly can be used as a brush on the marinade for vegetables or tofu. During the holidays, I like to use it like my grandma used to serve. For example, my grandma took a block of cream cheese, put it on a plate, and covered it with pepper jelly. How ridiculously simple is that?
To make Vegan Pepper Jelly and Cream Cheese Spread, all you need is two ingredients; Skinny Vegan Cream Cheese and pepper jelly.
Even though I served my Vegan Pepper Jelly and Cream Cheese Spread with rice crackers, you can serve with vegetables such as celery sticks or cucumbers.
Not only is this recipe simple, it literally takes 5 minutes to prepare. So, if you are looking for a quick and easy holiday appetizer, give Vegan Pepper Jelly and Cream Cheese Spread a try.
For a short cut, buy store-bought vegan cream cheese such as Tofutti Cream Cheese.
Hi! My name is Kathy, I am a retired high school English teacher & vegan enthusiast and blogger. My entire blog is fully plant-based vegan. I truly believe what we eat & how we live determines our health & the preservation of our planet! 🙂