Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Aloha Dip!

Hey everyone! It's week 3 of my Personal PIGskin Challenge, and I have a good one that's great any time of year! I'll be joining Foodie Friday!
Aloha Dip combines pineapple, coconut and ginger-it's a dip that's kinda sweet but not too sweet!
It could be called Pina Colada Dip too if you add a little rum or rum extract...
Personally, I suggest making the dip as is and pouring yourself a nice adult beverage to go with it!
This recipe came from my friend Carol - Thanks Carol!
Hope you love it if you try it!
Aloha Dip
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup coconut
1 cup crushed pineapple, drained well (important!)
1 tsp grated ginger
1/2 cup chopped nuts-optional (I did not use them, probably macadamia would be good)
Mix well, chill one hour. Serve with crackers, pretzels, carrots and celery.

My notes:
  1. Don't be afraid to add more ginger!
  2. I would measure the coconut then put it into a food chopper or food processor to make it a little finer.
  3. Also good with bagel chips, graham crackers or vanilla wafers.
I had this crazy idea... I thought this dip might be fun as a "Pinwheel" type appetizer, so I bought some Imported Deli Ham and Pepper Jack cheese, layered them, then smeared the dip on top. Rolled it up, chilled it well and sliced into pinwheels! Truthfully, it was good, but I don't think I gained anything by the extra work-I'll stick with the dip as is:@)
I promise a hot dip next week!

43 comments:

  1. Yummo! Love your little piggy dip bowl. La

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  2. How did the piggie feel about the ham being used?..lol Just joking..I do love some good ham!!

    Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

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  3. Your pid dip server is so cute! The dip looks yummy!...Christine

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  4. This sounds delicious. I love fresh ginger!

    Love the little piggy!!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  5. I think this might be good as a fruit dip too. Maybe crisp, cold apple slices for a healthy and yummy after school snack.

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  6. Adorable pig dig container and knife set. I think the dig sounds yummy too. Have a great week!

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  7. I have been dying for this recipe!! I used to order coconut shrimp at a restaurant and it came with this dipping sauce. It was so good I would finish it with or without the shrimp. Now I can't wait to make it!! YUM!!

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  8. Hi Lynn!! Your dip sounds so good and I'm coveting your cute piggie server.
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  9. You would have the cutest little piggy dip container! Great recipe!
    Cindy

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  10. Love what the pig's sporting today! Lynn, your pinwheels are terrific too. Thanks...as we will be dipping around here when THE Boise State Broncos welcome Oregon State Saturday night. That's for a dip we can snort about!

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  11. G'eve Lynn ~ Hot diggity! What a charming little pig-let & yummy dip ... this I am trying for sure. TY for sharing.
    Have a lovely eve ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

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  12. My, my how good it sounds. Wish I was having a big serving with you now.

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  13. The flavors sound so refreshing and a nice change of pace from heavier dips. Your pig looks happy serving this one ;)

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  14. Sounds yummy! Your dip server is a reral squeal!

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  15. Love the dip filled piggy with the piggy handled spreader!

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  16. Love your pig server! The dip sounds great! Thank you for the recipe!

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  17. Sounds yummy, need a lunch date???
    Smiles and Happy Thursday to you,
    Kim

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  18. I think I would like this one for lunch!

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  19. This sounds delicious, I love all of those ingredients! The pinwheels sound good too. The piggy server is adorable! Love the three piggies in the jack-o-lantern!

    Have you seen The Neely's on the Food network, she has a collection of pigs too!

    Katherine

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  20. Hi This sounds so good! Super unusual! In your last post that cat in front of the woodstove is hilarious!!
    Bella

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  21. Sounds good, and that pig makes me smile every time I see him!

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  22. Adorable bowl! I'm afraid I'd make a pig of myself with your dip :-)

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  23. Where were you in my life when we lived in FL & had a neighborhood pool party every month that we all had to bring appetizers to????? I sure could have used all these wonderful recipes back then!!
    They all sound so delicious & that crazy piggy bowl with spreader is just hilarious. :-D

    Your autumn photos reminded me that I want to look for a pie bird. I've wanted one for ages!
    I was sorry to miss your barnyard party but maybe I'll be caught up in time for the pumpkin one. Cute idea & really cute promo photo!!!

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  24. Yum! This dip sounds delish! I'm definitely going to try it at my next gathering.

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  25. The dip sounds good-thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Carolyn

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  26. HEY Lynn,oonk,that dip looks DELISH.Lovn' the little piggy dip/piggy spreader.


    Thanks for visiting me on Loblolly.
    And your comments are so appreciated.
    ~JO
    ~LazyonLoblolly

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  27. I adore your little piggy bowl! Mind you, in my case, it would be another reminder that I must share what's in the piggy bowl or I will begin to look like the piggy!

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  28. Love your little piggy bowl. This dip would be a lovely change from the heavier dips I usually make. I would love the coconut and pineapple.

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  29. This looks and sounds yummy! I always LOVE your presentations...too cute!!!!
    Debbie@houseatthelake

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  30. Lynn, That looks just delicious and I really like the piggy bowl. You've got a really great presentation. I'm looking forward to hearing more about your pumpkin party, Lynn.
    Blessings, Beth

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  31. Your blog is a joy to look at and read. I haven't done Foodie Friday in so long. I love your pig dip holder. The dip sounds great. Doylene

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  32. Oh that looks and sounds YUMMY! Just read that you are an Eagles fan....we are revalries....hugh Redskins fan here!

    Happy Autumn Day,
    Gail

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  33. I will have to make this for my husband ~ he will love it! Looking forward to the pumpkin party details!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  34. OMGosh...I think I have everything for this dip except the coconut..will run to the store and get some. This sounds like something I would love.

    Yeah for the PUMPKIN PARTY...it's gonna be fun.

    Does your hubby get tired of you being on the blogs so much?? Mine is very nice about it all but I have to MAKE myself get up and do something else...:)

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  35. Oh my! I love sweet and savory all together so this is a dip that makes me weak kneeed! I would love to use this on a ham. I love the idea of the roll ups too.
    Delicious!

    When do you think you will be having a pumpkin party? I want to get it on my calendar.
    Yvonne

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  36. Those little piglets in a jack-o-lantern are too cute!! Your dip sounds good. We make a similar one and anything pineapple always is a hit with me :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  37. This sounds yummy! I'd have to leave the coconut out though as my husband doesn't like it that much. You pig bowl is adorable! :)

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  38. The looks delicious! and I love your piggy dip set! Adorable!

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  39. I love a good dip recipe. We are having 37 people foe a ribs dinner in Oct. I am giving this a try.
    Happy day to you and always.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  40. I bet this might even be good on a vanilla wafer as a dessert dip! I love your personal hints too. That picture of the piglets in the pumpkin is perfect!!! Sounds like a fun party and I know I can come up with a pumpkin :)

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  41. This sounds delicious! I can thing of so many ways to use this spread...
    I love the piggy container. I need to find one for my son...he loves pigs, too.
    Jane (artfully graced)

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