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Olive Zucchini Spread Recipe
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Olive Zucchini Spread Recipe

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Zucchini tends to spread—across bread, crackers and veggies—when this recipe is served at a reception, potluck or casual get-together. It makes enough to satisfy a crowd. —GaleLynn Peterson, Long Beach, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 48 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 3 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1 jar (7-1/2 ounces) marinated artichoke hearts, drained and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup pimiento-stuffed olives, chopped
  • 1 can (4-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1 French bread baguette, sliced

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons (calculated without baguette) equals 43 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 93 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first 11 ingredients; beat until blended.
  2. Transfer to a serving bowl; cover and chill for at least 4 hours or overnight. Serve with baguette slices. Yield: 6 cups.
Originally published as Olive Zucchini Spread in Country Woman August/September 2008, p32

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons (calculated without baguette) equals 43 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 93 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 fat.

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Reviewed Jul. 24, 2015

"It only says 8 cloves of garlic in this recipe, not 18, but I am going to use 4.and grate them finely. It sounds yummy!"

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Reviewed Aug. 5, 2014

"I substitute 2 cans Cannelinii beans for the cream cheese. I pureed the beans in a food processor using a bit of the liquid from the veggie mixture and a splash of extra olive oil for richness . This variation made it this a non-dairy, gluten -free, vegan and delicious."

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Reviewed Jul. 15, 2012

"Made it a few times, always turned out great,

I only used 1 pkg, of cheese & 1 cup zucchini, the rest the same, except 4 cloves of garlic.
I even loved the leftovers, great on bread!"

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Reviewed Aug. 25, 2011

"Fantastic! I love Garlic but if you are serving this to a large group of people 4 cloves may be a better amount."

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Reviewed Aug. 15, 2011

"I like zuchinni almost any way but this is the best use I've found for it. Oh, my goodness! It is addictive! 8 cloves of garlic is pretty potent. Just right for us but anyone stepping in the room can smell it!"

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