Herbed Cheese Dip with Crudités

Herbed Cheese Dip with Crudités Recipe
Photo: Charles Schiller; Styling: Stephana Bottom

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 194
Fat 11 g
Satfat 7 g
Protein 8 g
Carbohydrate 17 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 32 mg
Sodium 590 mg

Ingredients

16 ounces light cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained and patted dry
1/4 cup chopped pitted kalamata olives
2 teaspoons chopped capers
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 tablespoons chopped jarred roasted red pepper, drained
2 teaspoons lemon juice
Salt and pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil
Assorted crudités (such as cucumbers, carrots, celery and bell peppers)

Preparation

In food processor, blend cream cheese, tomatoes, olives, capers, garlic, red pepper and lemon juice until almost smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in basil.

Scrape mixture into a piping bag fitted with a plain or star tip; seal bag. Alternatively, use a large ziplock bag; seal it and snip off one corner with scissors. Pipe dip onto crudités and serve.

Note:

September 2008
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