Friday, November 15, 2013

Relish Tray Vegetable Cream Cheese Spread for Bagels

Nothing signals a holiday meal to my sons like seeing a relish tray on the table, we're big fans of it in my family! The thing is, there are many other goodies to eat on a holiday too... So here's a great Relish Tray Vegetable Cream Cheese Spread to make with the leftovers. I'm talking about using everything from carrots to gherkin pickles here folks:@)
Serve this with Bloody Mary's for a post-holiday brunch and it's a mighty fine way to start the day!

Relish Tray Vegetable Cream Cheese Spread
8 oz Cream Cheese, softened
1 Tblsp grated carrot-use the smallest grater you have for the carrots, I used my microplane.
2 Tblsp finely diced celery
1 Tblsp finely diced red and/or green bell pepper-add some jalapeno if you'd like
1 big radish finely diced
1 1/2 Tblsp scallion finely diced- or 1 1/2 tsp grated onion
2 Tblsp finely diced green olives
1 Tblsp finely diced gherkin pickles
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
small pinch of dried dill weed
just a couple grates of lemon zest-optional
few grinds of black pepper
small pinch of salt-taste and adjust
~Gently mix everything until well incorporated, chill. Serve with bagels.

Eat well and have a happy day:@)

15 comments:

  1. This certainly sounds delicious, Lynn! I can always count on you for something wonderful! xoxoxox

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  2. Well aren't you clever! I love veggie cream cheese spread, but never thought of it as a way to use leftovers, very brilliant!
    Jenna

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  3. Why didn't I think of that? We always have a (partially eaten) relish tray and....sometimes I buy vegetable cream cheese.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  4. Genius! I'm definitely remembering this after Thanksgiving.

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  5. This is great! So much better than all that salt and dried seasonings in most dips.

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  6. Fantastic idea, Lynn! We like relish trays too and honestly, I don't know why we only have them on the holidays! Very good cream cheese recipe, Lynn. Have a nice wknd!

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  7. great idea, Lynn! We LOVE cream cheese!
    enjoy your weekend.
    xo

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  8. Yum, yum yum. So much cheaper than the packaged kind of flavored cream cheeses. Never thought of doing this.

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  9. I like this idea, Lynn! I don't like wasting, either, and this way you can make something entirely different with all those stragglers.
    Happy weekend to you!

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  10. That really sounds so good. I love bagels - will have to try that. Thanks so much for posting this great recipe.
    Mary

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  11. What a wonderful idea for leftovers! I'd love this veggie spread on my bagels :)

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  12. Wow, Lynn. What a great idea. I will definitely be making this one even if I don't have leftovers. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  13. Amen on the might fine way to start the day Lynn! :)

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  14. What a clever way to use left-overs Lynn and I bet the flavors are fabulous with a Bloody Mary.
    Sam

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