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Borage Party Spread Recipe
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Borage Party Spread Recipe

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Downy gray-green leaves and sky-blue star-shaped flowers make a delightful attraction in a garden. This herb is an annual and has a cucumber-like flavor. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons shredded carrot
  • Snack bread, toasted English muffins or miniature bagels
  • Young borage leaves (2 to 3 inches)
  • Borage flowers, sepals removed, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 102 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 199 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, beat cream cheese, milk and garlic salt until smooth. Stir in the red pepper and carrot. Spread over bread. Garnish with borage leaves and flowers if desired. Yield: 1 cup.
Editor's Note: Verify that flowers are edible and have not been treated with chemicals.
Originally published as Borage Party Spread in Birds & Blooms April/May 1999, p55

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 102 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 199 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

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