Homemade Cheese Spread w/Fresh Herbs

Homemade Cheese Spread w/Garlic and Fresh Herbs

Simple and delicious!  Parsley and chives bring the fresh flavor of Spring!

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YIELD
Makes about 1 cup
ACTIVE TIME
10 minutes
TOTAL TIME
40 minutes (including chilling)

INGREDIENTS

    • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
    • 1 small garlic clove, quartered
    • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1/4 cup chopped parsley leaves
    • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
    • Crackers or toasts (for serving)

PREPARATION

    1. Combine cream cheese, butter, garlic, and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until smooth. Add parsley and chives and pulse a few times until well combined. Pack mixture into a small bowl, ramekin, or glass jar. Cover and chill at least 30 minutes. Serve with crackers or toasts.
  1. Do Ahead
    1. Cheese can be made 5 days ahead. Cover and chill.
Cooks’ Note
To add a citrus note to the cheese, incorporate 1/8 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest with the herbs. Or add 1/8 teaspoon (or more) freshly ground black pepper for a little spice.
 Courtesy of Epicurious