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Chutney Cheese Spread


Chutney Cheese Spread

Chutney Cheese Spread

The subtle flavors of chutney, garlic, curry, coriander and ginger provide an Indian flair to this low fat, creamy cheese spread. Since ginger contributes heat as well as flavor to this appetizer, adjust the ground ginger according to your own taste.

Yield

Makes about 20 servings

Ingredients

2 packages (8 ounces each) fat-free cream cheese, softened
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup mango chutney
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions with tops
3 tablespoons dark raisins, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons curry powder
3/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon chopped dry-roasted peanuts

Preparation

  1. Place cream cheese and Cheddar cheese in food processor or blender. Cover; process until smooth. Stir in chutney, green onions, raisins, garlic, curry powder, coriander and ginger to taste. Cover; refrigerate 2 to 3 hours.
  2. Top spread with peanuts. Serve with additional green onions and melba toast, if desired.

Cook's Tip

This spread can also be garnished with 1 tablespoon toasted coconut, lending a slightly sweeter flavor.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 2 tablespoons spread
Sodium 218 mg
Protein 5 g
Fiber <1 g
Carbohydrate 7 g
Cholesterol 7 mg
Saturated Fat <1 g
Total Fat 1 g
Calories from Fat 18 %
Calories 58

Dietary Exchange

Meat 1/2
Fruit 1/2

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