In the foodie gift that I received for Mothers Day, it had a couple packs of herbed cheeses. We really enjoyed the tomato and basil cheese. We haven’t tried the other yet. I liked the tomato and basil cheese so much that I decided to make some.
I went in search of a recipe. The recipes were either too overdone with oodles of ingredients or made too large amounts for my small family. As usual I ended up making up my own recipe. The recipes gave me a good idea what ingredients to use. I decided on using just 3 ingredients.
My husband really enjoyed my homemade spread. It’s so easy to make. I plan to use this simple recipe as a spring board and add some other ingredients with it to make some other spreads and dips.
Basil & Tomato Cream Cheese Spread
8 oz. softened cream cheese
2/3 cup chopped fresh tomatoes or chopped sun dried tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil (or 2 tbsp dried basil)
1/4 tsp Mrs. Dash garlic & herb seasoning
In a medium size bowl, use a fork to thoroughly mix all 4 ingredients together.
Refrigerate for a few hours or overnight so the cream cheese can soak up the flavors.
Serve with crackers or chips