BASIL & TOMATO CREAM SPREAD (AUFSTRICH)
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8 ozcream cheese, softened
2 Tbspplain yogurt
1 Tbspheavy cream or milk
1 cloosely packed basil leaves, chopped
12dried tomatoes in oil, chopped very fine
1 Tbspreserved oil from tomatoes
1/4 cpine nuts, pan roasted and cooled
·salt and pepper to taste
How to Make BASIL & TOMATO CREAM SPREAD (AUFSTRICH)
- Mix cream cheese with yogurt and cream or milk. Mix in chopped tomatoes, reserved oil, chopped basil, salt and pepper. Fold in pine nuts.
- Tip: Only add as much oil as you need to achieve a good spreading consistency. To cut calories leave out oil, use low-fat or non-fat cream cheese and use milk instead of cream.
- To roast pine nuts (or any nuts) place in a single layer in a frying pan and roast on stove top, shaking intermittently until golden brown and fragrant (about 4 minutes). Try not to forget they are on the stove, or they will burn and you will have to start over.
Does not freeze.