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Serious Herb Cheese Spread Recipe

Serious Herb Cheese Spread

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"Savory cheese spread perfect on crackers to whet the appetite before the big dinner. Originally submitted to "

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Original recipe makes 2 cups Change Servings


  1. Combine all the ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate in a mold for at least 2 hours.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 01, 2006

This is not your average cream cheese spread; this is something special indeed! I used slightly less then 1/4 cup of each herb and an extra garlic clove, and it was perfect. I tasted it before adding the lemon juice and I have to say that the lemon really brightened the flavor. I used kalamata olives and was glad that I didn’t use canned black olives. This spread will become one of our staples when we have an all appetizer gathering. Finding this recipe felt a little like winning the lottery! Thanks!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 05, 2012

I did not care for this recipe. Pungent and the lemon juice, just too much acidity. Will not make again.

Dec 18, 2005

OMG! I made this for my boyfriends Art Gallery reception and people were begging me for this recipe! Very tasty...The only thing I changed was I used lite Cream cheese and I rosted some garlic cloves threw those in rather then minced garlic. Thank you for an awesome recipe.

Jan 11, 2006

I doubled this recipe for a New Year's party. Using 4 Tbsp. of lemon juice was a big mistake! Too lemon-y. Ugh. But okay on a Wheat Thin. I can't comment on the original recipe, but I will NOT be using that much juice again (only 1 Tbsp. for the normal serving size). Other than that, everyone seemed to enjoy the cheese ball. I would make this again. I also think it's easy to adjust by adding some different herbs. Overall, it's a keeper.

Aug 22, 2005

This is really good-let this sit in the fridge a while before serving so the flavors can blend properly.

Dec 18, 2008

Great flsvour.... I used 1 large clove of garlic and 1 tsp lemon & dill seasoning and being the winter time I used all dry ingredients 1 tsp of each and it was absolutely wonderful. I will definately make this again and in the summer I will try fresh herbs... thanks for the good recipe.

Sep 08, 2008

Pretty good stuff. I don't like olives so left that out. I made only part of the recipe just for me to try it out, used on Club crackers. This is very easy to make, which is a real plus, especially if making for a gathering to keep the work load down. I do have to add, though, that trying to put it in a mold seemed like a terrible idea because it's just too sticky. Won't be trying that again... just make a ball or something.

Mar 07, 2008

I couldn't understand what I was doing wrong with this when the softened cream cheese was so difficult to combine with the other ingredients. So, I added a little milk and beat it with an electric mixer. That was a bad idea. As it sits in the fridge it somehow comes together and softens. Our friends loved the flavor, but I thought it was too runny, so next time I'll stick to the original recipe. I think I might try whipped cream creese too.


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  • Calories
  • 27 kcal
  • 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 0.6 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 2.6 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 32 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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