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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
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) fat-free cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter (no substitutes), softened
  • 1 teaspoon each minced fresh basil, parsley and chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon each fresh oregano, dill and garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Assorted crackers or bread

Directions

In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and herbs until smooth. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow flavors to blend. Serve on crackers or bread. Yield: 1 cup.
Nutritional Analysis: 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 Exchange: 1 lean meat.
8 servings, 2 tablespoons per serving. Yield: 1 cup.
Originally published as Herb Cheese Spread in Light & Tasty April/May 2004, p11

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 41 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 243mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat.

  • 1 package (8 ounces) fat-free cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter (no substitutes), softened
  • 1 teaspoon each minced fresh basil, parsley and chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon each fresh oregano, dill and garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Assorted crackers or bread
  1. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and herbs until smooth. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow flavors to blend. Serve on crackers or bread. Yield: 1 cup.
  2. Nutritional Analysis: 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 Exchange: 1 lean meat.
  3. 8 servings, 2 tablespoons per serving. Yield: 1 cup.
Originally published as Herb Cheese Spread in Light & Tasty April/May 2004, p11

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