Thursday, December 20, 2012

Olive and Garlic Soft Cheese Spread

Believe it or not just a couple of years ago I received my first food processor (thank you Sammy, my lovely daughter), I love it but I have only used it for a few dishes.
So I'm always looking for something new to make with it.
And here is one.

This is what you will need:
  • 1 cup large olives with pimiento
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts, toasted
  • 1 sliced whole-grain baguette
  • Parmesan pita crisps, store-bought
  • 1 celery heart, cut into sticks

Preheat oven 425 degrees F.
Place olives in food processor and grate in garlic, add cream cheese and ricotta cheese. Pulse the cheese and olives into a fairly smooth spread. Transfer to a serving bowl and top with hazelnuts. Toast the bread on a baking sheet 5 to 10 minutes to lightly crisp. Surround the spread with bread, pita crisps and celery.


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