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!
Makes 16 servings
|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*|
*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.
- 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.
- Spoon cheese spread into small serving bowl; cover. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- When ready to serve, prepare Garlic Toasts. Spread 1 tablespoon cheese spread onto each toast slice. Garnish, if desired.
|Serving Size:||2 garlic toast pieces, each with 1 tablespoon Cheese Spread|
|Calories from Fat||23 %|
|Total Fat||5 g|
|Saturated Fat||2 g|
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