Chevre and Tomato Spread

Goat cheese, with tart flavor, is a delightful complement to dried tomatoes and fresh basil. Together, they make an ideal spread on bread, toast, and crackers.

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Makes:
10 servings
Serving Size:
2 slices party rye and 2 tablespoons spread
Yields:
1-1/4 cups spread (10 servings)
Prep:
20 mins
Chill:
2 hrs
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Chevre and Tomato Spread

Ingredients
1/3
cup dried tomatoes (not oil-packed)
4
ounces soft goat cheese (chevre)
1/2
8 ounce package reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel), softened
1/4
cup snipped fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil, crushed
3
1/8
teaspoon black pepper
1
tablespoons fat-free milk
10
slices party rye bread or 20 assorted reduced-fat crackers
 
Assorted garnishes, such as quartered cherry tomatoes, broccoli flowerets, chopped yellow sweet pepper, and/or small fresh basil leaves (optional)

Directions

  1. In a small bowl cover dried tomatoes with boiling water. Let stand for 10 minutes. Drain tomatoes, discarding liquid. Finely snip tomatoes.
  2. In a bowl stir together the snipped tomatoes, goat cheese, cream cheese, basil, garlic, and black pepper. Stir in enough milk to make the mixture of spreading consistency. Cover and chill for 2 to 4 hours. Serve with rye bread or crackers. If desired, top with assorted garnishes. Makes 1-1/4 cups spread (10 servings).

Nutrition Facts

(Chevre and Tomato Spread)
    Per serving:
  • 94 kcal cal.,
  • 6 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat,
  • 19 mg chol.,
  • 202 mg sodium,
  • 6 g carb.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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