Garlic and Herb Cheese Spread
I studied abroad in Paris when I was in college, which was a phenomenal experience on so many levels. The food was amazing. One of the daily eats I got hooked on while I lived there was Boursin garlic and herb cheese spread, which I was ecstatic to find out we have in the States. But the stuff is really freaking expensive and I had a hard time paying $6-7 for what amounted to about half a cup of spread. I lucked out in finding a recipe for it in one of the regional cookbooks I received as a wedding present some years later. It was PERFECT and lovely and so much cheaper than the grocery store. Over the years I have fiddled in order to lower the fat and calorie content (as it was hefty with full fat butter, sour cream, and cream cheese). The recipe that follows works out to approximately 25 1 tablespoon servings at 34 calories and 3 grams of fat. It makes for a fabulous spread on crackers, veggies, sandwiches, and pita chips.
- 1 8 oz. block of 1/3 less fat cream cheese
- 1/3 cup light sour cream
- 4 tablespoons of Smart Balance Omega Light buttery spread
- 1 clove garlic, finely minced
- 1 tablespoon dried chives
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
Directions: Combine all ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth.