Olive Zucchini Spread
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + chilling
- 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
- In a large bowl, combine the first 11 ingredients; beat until blended.
- Transfer to a serving bowl; cover and chill for at least 4 hours or overnight. Serve with baguette slices.
Nutrition Facts2 tablespoons: 43 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 93mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat.
Aug 25, 2015
Left out olive oil. I loved this recipe, you dont know its zucchinni
Aug 5, 2015
After some tweaking, got to a crowd pleaser . Only 1 cr. cheese, 1.5 cups zucchini, 3 Large cloves garlic, & 3 minced jalepenos were added to the other recipe ingredients which I did not reduce. Best made day before for flavor development.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
Aug 10, 2011
This will make your taste buds perk up and try to figure out what kind of ingredients are in this spread.
Aug 8, 2011
I made the and the whole family loved it. I used three variations. I used 10 cloves of garlic. I used a high grade of Greek olive oil, I cut down on the cream cheese and added plain Greek yogurt. The yogurt gave it a little tartness and made it more spreadable. Next time I make it I am going to add some lemon juice and a little fresh chopped thyme to give it more of a Greek identity.
Sep 19, 2010
Everyone loved this wonderful appetizer; always looking for different ways to use zucchini from my garden!