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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 1,175.9
  • Total Fat: 101.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 358.7 mg
  • Sodium: 1,446.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 1.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 44.2 g

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Tasty Garlic & Herb Dip

Submitted by: JEZWYN

Introduction

After eliminating breads from my diet, I still missed the taste of garlic bread. Now I've created an easy, low-carb alternative that fills that void! After eliminating breads from my diet, I still missed the taste of garlic bread. Now I've created an easy, low-carb alternative that fills that void!
Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    As I am restricting carbohydrates in my diet, I use the full-fat versions of these cheeses, but if you are not watching carbs, you may like to use the low-fat versions

    Cream Cheese - 225gm / 8 oz

    Cheddar Cheese - 1 cup, grated.

    Then select your favourite seasoning - I used a pre-made garlic and herb seasoning mix. If you are watching your carbs, be aware that most 'shaker' seasonings are made with a rice flour base or similar. A teaspoon is a good amount to start with.

    You could also use fresh herbs in this recipe, but I would not recommend adding freshly crushed garlic to your cream cheese.


    Optional inclusions:

    Roasted capsicum (bell peppers), diced finely

    Toasted walnuts, crushed or finely chopped

Directions

Place cheeses and seasoning in a food processor and blend until smooth. Taste-test to check amount of seasoning - you may wish to add more if you are using a subtler spice than garlic.

Transfer to bowl and add any optional ingredients. Mix well.

Cover and place in refrigerator for a couple of hours to let the ingredients settle and flavour to develop.

Serve in a dipping bowl surrounded by chopped vegetables, or fill celery sticks with dip. To add a touch of class, sprinkle the top of the dip with toasted walnuts and add a sprig of parsley.

Enjoy!

Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JEZWYN.






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