Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Veggie Cream Cheese Spread

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Veggie Cream Cheese Spread

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Before I show you a delicious green spread I made, here is a short recap.

Yesterday was filled with...long wagon rides, visits to the park and lots of outdoor play.  Both kids were in bed by 7 p.m.

Mission accomplished.




This mom had one of her favorite spring/summer beers.  With homemade pizza for dinner.  A perfect ending to a perfect day.


And this spread was inhaled by all at lunch.  Back during my junior and senior years in college, my good friend and roommate got me hooked on veggie cream cheese and bagels (Hi, Janell!).  I probably ate it 3 times a week, if not more.  It was cheap and filling.

A few days ago that memory came back and I just knew I could make it better and homemade.  You need to try this dip/spread.  It is beyond wonderful on crackers, with veggies, or smeared on a hot toasted bagel.

Veggie Cream Cheese Spread
8 oz. cream cheese
4 green onions
1 large carrot (or a handful of baby carrots)
1/2 red pepper
2 T. ranch seasoning mix (use the remaining to sprinkle on baked potatoes or to marinate meat with)

Combine all veggies in a food processor and pulse until fine chunks.  Add in cream cheese and seasonings, pulse until combined and smooth.  Chill for at least 1 hour.


Who wants to dig in?

You can't miss Tuesday's post.  Foodbuzz asked me to create a fun spring time meal.  I'm making it for dinner tonight, as the weather is great and we are feeling spring!

9 comments:

  1. Looks great! Have a very happy St. Patrick's Day. Please stop by tomorrow. I'll have a fun giveaway.

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  2. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)March 17, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Can't wait to see what you are making for the spring time meal! Have a great weekend and a happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  3. Looks yummy! We've been enjoying lots of time outside as well. Loving this wonderful weather!

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  4. Veggie cream cheese is a close second to honey walnut. I usually can't decide when I get bagels :)

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  5. This looks delicious, I really enjoy making dishes from scratch that I have enjoyed from a package.

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  6. How easy and delicious is that?? Fun! Glad you guys had a great day

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  7. Little miss is getting so big! Well, both kids are getting big! Summer Shandy is one of my favorite summer beers too. :D

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  8. What's up Maverick:) Love the picture.....

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