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Tuscan Cream Cheese Spread

Tuscan Cream Cheese Spread

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A delicious appetizer that can be served at a fancy cocktail party or at poker night. Serve with crackers or toasted French bread slices.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 365 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 27.4 g
  • 42%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.8g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 11.4 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 82 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium:
  • 1092 mg
  • 44%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese, garlic and salt; stir and blend in artichoke hearts and olives.
  2. Add green onions, tomatoes, parsley and chives; gently mix together.
  3. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight to blend flavors; serve.
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Reviews

KatFlyGrl
48
12/24/2004

One word - AWESOME! The flavors are simply superb! Hubby and I made this while baking herbed Focaccia bread today. The aroma in the kitchen was heavenly! We would make the suggestion that if you do not have a food processor or manual chopper, then allow yourself at least an hour of prep time for hand chopping everything. The sun dried tomatoes, if not purchased already sliced/diced, will take a long time to cut. We used shears to cut them into strips, then cut them again crosswise into diced-size pieces. We found this to be easier than using a knife. Also, remove the outer layer or two of leaves on the artichokes; even the canned/jarred hearts can have tough leaves still attached. We changed the recipe slightly by using only the green portion of 5 green onions and left out the chives (they weren't available) and it was devine. We made additional tubs of spread to give out tomorrow with the Focaccia bread as Christmas gifts for visiting relatives. Can't wait to see their smiles! Merry Christmas everyone!

naples34102
34
6/24/2011

Exceptional. Mouthwatering good and all flavors I love that blended together SO well. I prepared this following the recipe closely, tho' I did mince, rather than chop, the garlic, reduced the salt by half and added fresh ground pepper. I made this as part of an array of bagel spreads, but I will absolutely remember this recipe the next time I need a spread for crackers or crostini - it will be a real pleaser, I'm sure.

GINAH1
32
7/23/2003

This was a wonderful compliment to our meal-great starter.