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Herbed Avocado-Cheese Spread

Yield Makes about 3 cups
At a loss for which cheese recipe to serve with crackers at your next happy hour? Look no further. Freeze spread up to 10 days, if desired.


  • 3 large avocados, peeled and seeded
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed 1-inch-long fresh chive strips
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened and cubed

How to Make It

  1. Process first 7 ingredients in a food processor 1 minute or until avocado is smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Add cream cheese, and process 1 minute or until well blended. Cover and chill until firm. Serve spread with assorted crackers or toasted baguette slices.