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Sun Dried Tomato Spread

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When I went searching for a recipe to share today, the cookbook automatically opened to something sweet! How does that happen? But honestly, the season of continued festive eating has barely begun and already sweet, is a worn-out flavor. Maybe I am eating too much already? Maybe it is responsible behavior and maturity? Say it ain't so!

None the less, there are no cookies
or cake
or fudge
or snacky nibble
or anything sweet in today's post.

I am making that perfectly clear because the name of this spread is sweet sounding. But don't be fooled, it is anything but! Savory and creamy, full of tomato flavor and perfect on whole grained crackers or as a dunk for crispy vegetables. I hope you give it a try. 

In The Pink Spread
adapted from: Cooking with Sun-Dried Tomatoes
by:  Lois Dribin - Denise Marina - Susan Ivankovich

4 oz cream cheese

1/2 c sliced sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil OR 5 - 7 whole tomatoes packed in oil
1 large or 2 smaller cloves of garlic ( I coarsely chopped the garlic, before adding to the processor)
1 t balsamic vinegar 
1/4 t salt
1 - 2 T oil from the sun-dried tomatoes

Combine everything in a food processor,

process until smooth, about 1 minute.

Sun Dried Tomato Spread
Sun-Dried Tomato Spread

Place in a covered container or your favorite serving dish and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Makes approximately 3/4 - 1 cup spread.

Serve with assorted vegetables, whole-grain crackers, and thin crusty french bread slices.


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  1. That looks wonderfully easy!

  2. Melynda, I'm with you! I've had it with sweets and Christmas is still two weeks away. Not that I won't be posting a few more by then, but like I said in my post, I'm craving real food - not sweets. I usually make a buffet of all kinds of appetizers for New Year Eve and this would be perfect. It sounds wonderful, especially with veggies. Thank you so much for sharing with Cookbook Sundays!

  3. your comment. I have been baking so many cookies that I am tired of sweets and stearing clear of them until Christmas Eve. For now, savory dishes are really doing it for me :) Thanks for sharing this recipe with Sundays at One Food Club.

  4. That sounds awesome. I'll be giving it a try.

  5. Oh, I love the sound of this spread, Melynda! And I just so happen to have everything to make it...can we say lunch...tomorrow!? YUM! :D

  6. Yummy, that sounds delicious. I could make a meal off that.

  7. This spread sounds yummy! I have not seen sun-dried tomatoes in oil sold over here, have looked for these for quite some time! Would really love to give this a try!

  8. FINALLY.....something different for the snackin' table. Thanks for sharing this...I will be making it!!

  9. Melynda-I love the sundried tomato spread, it's so pretty, and pink. I would make a double batch and spread it on bagel...yumm!
    I'm new on the Cookbook Sundays, I have not linked it to anyone yet...most likely to members of the club?
    I'm following your blog, I really enjoy browsing, and finding new things.
    Thank you, for sharing!

  10. Get OUT! How easy and delicious this looks - I haaaave to make this - thanks for the idea!

    Visiting from Foodie Friday!

  11. We eat a lot of crackers and cheese and dips because we have a lot of drop in company and this would be perfect.


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