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Blue Cheese Walnut Spread (#14)

October 25, 2011 by admin

 

For this week’s recipe, I’m going a little outside my boundaries and posting a spread instead of a dip. Still, you can DIP your knife in and spread it on a cracker, so it almost works.

THE RECIPE

 

 

 

Blue Cheese and Walnut Spread from Everyday Food Magazine 

4 ounces bar cream cheese, room temperature

½ cup walnuts, chopped

salt and pepper

4 ounces (1 cup) cold crumbled blue cheese

In a medium bowl, stir cream cheese with a wooden spoon until softened. Mix in walnuts. Season with salt and pepper. Gently fold in blue cheese, breaking up as little as possible.

 

THE PROCESS

This is super easy, and a good ‘last minute’ appetizer, since you can just grab the ingredients at the grocery store, mix and serve.

Cream the cream cheese. (Why does that sound gross?)

 

Add the walnuts and salt and pepper.

 

 

Fold in the blue cheese and serve.

THE VERDICT

3 pretzels! But don’t dunk in pretzels because they’ll break. This is a spread, not a dip.

This dip/spread  is good. It’s not great, but when I served it, everyone liked it. Of course, you need to like blue (bleu) cheese. Kealoha wanted more blue cheesiness, which is easy to accommodate. High ranks on ease of this spread. Basically three ingredients and you’re good to go.

We had steak for lunch with this. I wonder what the spread would taste like spooned onto a grilled hamburger or juicy steak? Mmmm.

 

THE DUNKABLES

Crackers (wheat tasted really good)

Slices of pear (great combo)

 

 

 

 

 

 


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