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Marinated Cheese

Yield 16 servings (serving size: 1 ounce cheese and 1 teaspoon marinade)
You can serve this flavorful cheese on whole wheat crackers, but it's just as good all by itself. It's a great dish for holiday entertaining because of its festive colors and make-ahead instructions.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 (2-ounce) jar diced pimiento, drained
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons minced green onions
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (8-ounce) block reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 (8-ounce) package light cream cheese, chilled

Nutrition Information

  • calories 111
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 8.7 g
  • satfat 4 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 5 g
  • carbohydrate 2.3 g
  • fiber 0.2 g
  • cholesterol 17 mg
  • iron 0.2 mg
  • sodium 261 mg
  • calcium 123 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 10 ingredients, stirring with a whisk.

  2. Cut block of Cheddar cheese in half lengthwise. Cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Repeat procedure with cream cheese. Arrange cheese slices alternately in a shallow baking dish, standing slices on edge. Pour marinade over cheese slices. Cover and marinate in refrigerator at least 8 hours.

  3. Transfer cheese slices to a serving platter in the same alternating fashion, reserving marinade. Spoon marinade over cheese slices. Serve with whole wheat crackers (crackers not included in analysis).

  4. carbo rating: 2

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