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P. Allen Smith's Garden Home | Herb Cream Cheese Recipe | PBS

Duration: 01:31
Program: P. Allen Smith's Garden Home

This recipe for herb cream cheese couldn't be easier to prepare. It's a great way to use the herbs that you grow in your garden. The basic principle behind this recipe is to combine about 1/3 cup of minced herbs with 8 ounces of cream cheese. So don't limit yourself to the herbs I've used. Experiment with your favorites.

Ingredients * 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened * 1/2 cup fresh basil and oregano leaves (Any ratio will do. Oregano tends to be stronger than basil so you might want to use more basil.) * 2 tablespoons chopped chives * 2 tablespoons Italian parsley * 1 clove garlic * 1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper * 1 tablespoon lemon juice * lemon zest to garnish

Herb Cream Cheese Directions

Combine all the herbs, garlic, onions and lemon juice in a food processor. Blend until everything is finely minced.

Place the cream cheese and herbs in a mixing bowl and combine until evenly blended.

Serve garnished with lemon zest with crackers, toasted slices of French bread, sliced cucumbers, baby carrots and celery ribs.

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Post Date: November 16, 2010