Blue Cheese Herb Spread

Blue Cheese Herb Spread

I love having an easy app on the table when hungry hubby and on-their-way-to-cranky kids all pile into the kitchen at the end of the day. I typically have a good half-hour of cooking left when this convergence occurs, but with a plate full of pesto cheese straws or a fresh batch of salsa at the ready, I can often convince said family members to help with the dinner prep rather than stand around and whine. It’s kind of magical, actually. This cheese spread paired with a mix of veggie sticks and crackers fits the bill quite nicely. It’s as tasty as a cheese ball but easier to pull off. Count it worthy of a potluck offering if you’ve got one coming up. I’ve made it with feta as well, if you’re not a blue cheese fan. Another variation is to swap the parsley for dill. You may even have the herby part growing in your garden.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. walnuts
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh parsely
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh chives
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, cold

Directions

  1. Place walnuts and herbs in the bowl of a food processor and process until finely chopped. Place mixture in small bowl and stir in blue cheese. Set aside.
  2. Place cream cheese in bowl of food processor and process until smooth. Add herb mixture to cream cheese and process until thoroughly blended.
  3. Remove to serving dish. Serve with crackers and veggie sticks or as a sandwich spread.

This recipe can also be found on Virginia Bloggers.com’s Friday Favorites Linkup and Fiesta Friday, where Julianna @ Foodie on Board and Zeba @ Food For The Soul are this week’s co-hosts.

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