Sunday, May 3, 2009

Basil Red Pepper Spread

Well, this is a good recipe but I am sorry I do not have any pictures this go around. I just had to reinstall Windows and everything that goes with it and lost all my pictures I have taken recently and so sad to say, I cannot show you what this spread looks like even though it tasted heavenly on the french bread we broiled it on.

It is a wonderful combination of fresh chopped basil and chopped red pepper with a cream cheese base. This is a nice spread on crackers or bread for parties, appetizers, or hot french bread since the cheese melts well and it is heavenly! I so wish I could show you!

So welcome to day 3 of the NaBloPoMo Challenge where I will have a blog post everyday this month, so that means 31 posts in 31 days for the month of May. So far so good, but having lost my pictures, this may prove to be a bit more difficult than anticipated but I am determined.

Enjoy the recipe!

Basil Red Pepper Spread

1 8 oz package of cream cheese
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp fresh chopped basil
1/8 cup red pepper, chopped
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
4 cloves of garlic, sliced into chunks

Soften cream cheese and beat well with the olive oil with electric mixer. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.

Notes:
- This can be made for a holiday cream cheese spread to be molded for parties.
- Put this on top of slices of french bread and broil for 4 minutes or until browned and bubbly, works good with a meal of spaghetti or a good steak. We had ours with London Broil.

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4 comments:

Mindy said...

Oh no! I've been having some computer issues too, and just backed my photos up! I hope that you got it all fixed...

And that spread sounds yummy...

Heidi said...

I'll bet the red and green would be perfect for a Christmas spread!

Ricardo said...

I love the recipe and i'd love to see the photos of this ..sounds really good. :) xx Rico-Recipes

Amelia PS said...

sounds very summer-y! :)