BASIL AND TOMATO CREAM SPREAD - AUFSTRICH

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Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

This is another wonderful recipe from about.com.germanfoods. This reminds me of a flavor of string cheese I really like--tomato basil, made by Kraft. Love the two flavors together!
Photo: J. McGavin

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
Makes about 1-1/2 cups
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
5 Min

Ingredients

  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tbsp
    plain yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp
    heavy cream or milk
  • 1 c
    loosely packed basil leaves, chopped
  • 12
    dried tomatoes in oil, chopped very fine
  • 1 Tbsp
    reserved oil from tomatoes
  • 1/4 c
    pine nuts, roasted and cooled
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste

How to Make BASIL AND TOMATO CREAM SPREAD - AUFSTRICH

Step-by-Step

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the cream cheese, yogurt, and cream or milk. Add the chopped tomatoes, reserved oil, chopped basil, and salt and pepper. Fold in the roasted pine nuts.
  2. NOTE: Add only as much oil as needed to achieve a good spreading consistency.
  3. NOTE: To roast pine nuts, place in a single layer in a skillet over medium heat. Shake frequently to prevent burning, until golden brown and fragrant--about 4 minutes.

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About BASIL AND TOMATO CREAM SPREAD - AUFSTRICH

Course/Dish: Spreads
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy
Hashtags: #savory #creamy #tasty



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