Recipe by USA WEEKEND columnist Pam Anderson
"With just three ingredients, this cream cheese spread is easy to assemble, and is great for impromptu entertaining."
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oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
Very easy to make and tastes great.
I served this a couple times and it did not have a very good "eye appeal" so it was never well received - it's hard to make it look appetizing! The flavor was fine, but it just didn't sell !
This just didn't work.
I just served this this past weekend and couldn't believe how quickly it was eaten. I added 2 cloves garlic, freshly ground black pepper and a dash of ceyanne pepper. I used it as a spread for the veggie platter, and I recieved so many compliments. I say try the basic recipe, but add things to make it your own.
I personally was not crazy about it. Some may like it, but I did not.
This dip is amazing! I also used sun-dried tomatoes that were not in oil, so I added a little drizzle of olive oil. I also added about 1 tsp of minced garlic and about 1/4 tsp of onion powder. Served with crunchy sesame sticks and cracked black pepper crackers - everyone loved it! I will definitely make this again.
Great treat (non-sugary for a change!) for Hubs to take to the office that came together in a snap. I used the package of cream cheese as called for, but only added the other ingredients to taste, using somewhat less than called for and a small clove of minced garlic. I pulsed it in the food processor just long enough so that it was still "whitish" but with flecks of the tomatoes and basil. Beautiful. Delicious too. I served it with homemade crostini (cut small baguettes into 1/4" slices, brush each side lightly with olive oil. Season lightly with salt and pepper or garlic salt, if desired, and a dusting of freshly grated Parmesan. Bake at 375* until golden brown.)
This is such a nice, easy recipe. I found it worked great when I needed a very last minute appetizer with very little time to make it in.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Sun-Dried Tomato With Fresh Basil Spread
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 49
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