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Herb Cheese Spread

"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
    1 cup


  • 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


  • 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.
Nutrition 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.

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