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Borage Party Spread

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
    1 cup


  • 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


  • 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.
Editor's Note
Verify that flowers are edible and have not been treated with chemicals.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 102 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 199mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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  • bonito15
    Feb 24, 2018

    I prepared this for our card group and they loved it especially with the flowers on top - I didn't change a thing and it was a huge hit.