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Creamy Wasabi Spread

 Creamy Wasabi Spread
Sesame seeds create an attractive coating for this easy cracker spread. “Be sure to watch when you’re toasting them; they burn easily. You’ll find rice crackers in the ethnic food aisle. You can use any flavor, but the wasabi ones are great.” —Tammie Balon, Boyce, Virginia
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 10 min.


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup prepared wasabi
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Rice crackers


  • Place cream cheese on a cutting board; split into two layers. Spread
  • wasabi over bottom half; replace top layer.
  • Press both sides into sesame seeds. Place on a shallow serving plate;
  • pour soy sauce around cheese. Serve with crackers. Yield: 8
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 ounce spread (calculated without crackers) equals 135 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 483 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.
Wine: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer