Olive-Herb Cheese Spread Mix Recipe

Olive-Herb Cheese Spread Mix Recipe
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Olive-Herb Cheese Spread Mix Recipe

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We combine a blend of dried herbs to create a delicious mix that wonderfully flavors cream cheese. You can even use the spread on sandwiches.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
MAKES:
50 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:
50 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced chives
  • 1 tablespoon dill weed
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS (for each batch):
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • Pita chips or crackers

Directions

In a small bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Transfer to a small spice jar. Store in a cool dry place for up to 6 months. Yield: 5 batches (5 tablespoons total).
To prepare spread: In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and 1 tablespoon seasoning mix until blended. Beat in enough milk until spread reaches desired consistency. Stir in olives. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Serve with pita chips or crackers. Yield: 1-1/4 cups per batch.
Originally published as Olive-Herb Cheese Spread Mix in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2009, p101

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 88 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 142mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced chives
  • 1 tablespoon dill weed
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS (for each batch):
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • Pita chips or crackers
  1. In a small bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Transfer to a small spice jar. Store in a cool dry place for up to 6 months. Yield: 5 batches (5 tablespoons total).
  2. To prepare spread: In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and 1 tablespoon seasoning mix until blended. Beat in enough milk until spread reaches desired consistency. Stir in olives. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Serve with pita chips or crackers. Yield: 1-1/4 cups per batch.
Originally published as Olive-Herb Cheese Spread Mix in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2009, p101

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