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Herbed Blue Cheese Spread with Garlic Toasts


Herbed Blue Cheese Spread with Garlic Toasts

Herbed Blue Cheese Spread with Garlic Toasts

This creamy cheese spread is a nice complement to the crunchy garlic toast base. So satisfying and full of flavor, it's hard to believe that each serving has less than 200 calories!

Yield

Makes 16 servings

Ingredients

1-1/3 cups low-fat (1%) cottage cheese
1-1/4 cups (5 ounces) crumbled blue, feta or goat cheese
1 large clove garlic
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 green onions with tops, sliced (about 1/4 cup)
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil or oregano or 1 teaspoon dried basil or oregano leaves
2 tablespoons toasted slivered almonds*
Garlic Toasts

*To toast almonds, spread in single layer on baking sheet. Bake in preheated 350°F oven 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently.

Preparation

  1. Combine cottage cheese, blue cheese, garlic and lemon juice in food processor. Cover; process until smooth. Add green onions, basil and almonds; pulse until well blended but still chunky.
  2. Spoon cheese spread into small serving bowl; cover. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. When ready to serve, prepare Garlic Toasts. Spread 1 tablespoon cheese spread onto each toast slice. Garnish, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 2 garlic toast pieces, each with 1 tablespoon Cheese Spread
Sodium 521 mg
Protein 9 g
Fiber <1 g
Carbohydrate 27 g
Cholesterol 7 mg
Saturated Fat 2 g
Total Fat 5 g
Calories from Fat 23 %
Calories 189

Dietary Exchange

Fat 1
Starch 2

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