Friday, June 20, 2014

Foodie Friday: Sun-dried tomato cheese spread

The kids love cheese, but we've been getting a little tired of the usual cheese sandwiches (which we've been eating a lot since we have co-ops to attend twice a week). So I've been trying to make our own spreads, and the kids love this version with sun-dried tomatoes. I was taught how to make this when we were staying in Germany, and its really easy to make! The spread is savoury and sweet, with a tang of tomatoes, and hubs and I love the extra kick from the chilli. 

7 dates, pitted
6 sun-dried tomatoes
1 small onion
1 large chilli
Cream cheese, 200g

1. Add dates, tomatoes, onion and chilli into the blender/food processor. Blend.
2. Add cream cheese, and blend to mix. And that's it! (I told you it was easy!)

Since the kids can't really take spicy food, I usually omit the chilli when preparing the spread. I then scoop out half of the spread into a container, and then blend the chilli into the remaining spread inside the blender. It does mean the chilli might turn out a little chunkier than the other ingredients, but we're fine with it. 

I'm on the hunt for other cheese-based spreads to make, so if you have any good recipes at hand, please do share! 

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  1. Mmm I love sun-dried tomatoes! Adding them to a cheese spread sounds good :)

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  2. I didn't know what to do with my jar of sun-dried tomato except in salads and pasta. This sounds yummy!



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