Austrian Cheese Spread with Pumpkin Seed Oil

Austrian Cheese Spread with Pumpkin Seed OilRecipe
Photo: Michael Turek

Pumpkin seed oil from southern Austria gives this spread its nutty flavor.


Makes 1 1/2 cups

Total time: 5 Minutes

Recipe from

Food & Wine

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.