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:@)


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

  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!

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


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

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

  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!

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

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

  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!

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

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

  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.

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

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


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