Austrian Cheese Spread with Pumpkin Seed Oil

Photo: Michael Turek

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

Yield: Makes 1 1/2 cups
Recipe from Food & Wine

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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


  1. 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.
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