Austrian Cheese Spread with Pumpkin Seed Oil

Photo: Michael Turek
Pumpkin seed oil from southern Austria gives this spread its nutty flavor.


Makes 1 1/2 cups

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Recipe Time

Total: 5 Minutes


8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup toasted pumpkin seeds, 2 tablespoons finely chopped
1 tablespoon pumpkin seed oil
1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
Salt and freshly ground pepper


Blend the cream cheese with the chopped pumpkin seeds, the pumpkin seed oil and mustard and season with salt and pepper. Top with the whole pumpkin seeds and serve.


Eduard Frauneder,

May 2011