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Warm Creamy Basil Spread

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6 servings

Is there no end to what half a package of cream cheese can do? Here it's topped with fresh basil, salsa and Parmesan to make a tasty spread.

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  • Place dressing and basil in blender container; cover. Blend to form a paste. Spread about 1/4 tsp. of the dressing mixture onto each bread slice. Broil 4 inches from heat about 1 minute or until lightly toasted. Set aside.
  • Pour salsa into small shallow ovenproof dish. Place cream cheese in center of salsa; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Broil 5 minutes or until golden brown. Garnish with additional chopped fresh basil, if desired.
  • Arrange toast slices around edge of platter. Serve with cream cheese mixture.

Special Equipment Needed


Try tomatillo salsa, made from green tomatoes, instead of the red tomato salsa.

Creative Leftovers

Use leftover basil paste to liven up your sandwiches. Simply spread on bread slices before layering with your favorite sandwich ingredients.


  • 6 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings
Calories 90
Total fat 5g
Saturated fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 370mg
Carbohydrate 9g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 6 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 2 %DV
Iron 2 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Por los ingredientes me parece fantastica, pues me encanta siempre poner aperitivos diferentes y... Por los ingredientes me parece fantastica, pues me encanta siempre poner aperitivos diferentes y gustosos. La pienso hacer pronto pero estoy segura que va a gustar!! gracias por este espacio felicidades a todas. Margarita.
Date published: 2005-07-14
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