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Herb Cheese Spread Recipe

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"I have a friend who runs a greenhouse and holds a spring tea showcasing herbs and recipes that use them," says Josie Smith of Winamac, Indiana. "This cheese spread is a favorite." Josie spreads the herbed on assorted crackers and breads to make a crowd-pleasing appetizer
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) fat-free cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon each minced fresh basil, parsley and chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon each chopped fresh oregano, dill and garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Assorted crackers or bread

Nutritional Facts

One serving (2 tablespoons cheese spread, calculated without crackers) equals 41 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 243 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, herbs and salt until smooth. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow flavors to blend. Serve on crackers or bread. Yield: 1 cup.
Originally published as Herb Cheese Spread in Light & Tasty April/May 2004, p11

Nutritional Facts

One serving (2 tablespoons cheese spread, calculated without crackers) equals 41 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 243 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat.

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