Herb Cheese Spread

Enhance the flavor of three kinds of cheese with three herbs—basil, rosemary and chives.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 2 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 10
 

Ingredients

1
container (8 oz) fat-free cream cheese spread (1 cup), softened
2
oz feta cheese, crumbled (1/2 cup)
1
oz blue cheese, crumbled (1/4 cup)
1/2
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2
teaspoon dried rosemary leaves, crushed
1
tablespoon finely chopped chives or green onion tops
2
red or green apples or pears, cut into 20 slices each, or assorted crackers

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  • 1 In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, feta cheese, blue cheese, basil and rosemary with electric mixer on medium speed, or with spoon until well mixed.
  • 2 Cover; refrigerate about 2 hours or until thoroughly chilled.
  • 3 To serve, place in serving bowl; sprinkle with chives. Serve with fruit or crackers.
  • 1 In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, feta cheese, blue cheese, basil and rosemary with electric mixer on medium speed, or with spoon until well mixed.
  • 2 Cover; refrigerate about 2 hours or until thoroughly chilled.
  • 3 To serve, place in serving bowl; sprinkle with chives. Serve with fruit or crackers.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Instead of serving this creamy dip in a dish, spoon it onto a large sheet of plastic wrap and create a log. Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.

If you'd prefer to use fresh herbs, use 1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil leaves and 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (2 Tablespoons Dip and 2 Apple Slices)
Calories
60
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2 1/2g
2 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
230mg
230%;
Total Carbohydrate
5g
5%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.