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Mediterranean Cheese Spread

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“This recipe came from my mother-in-law...she served it one night and was a huge hit. I used fat free cream cheese to cut back on the fat/calories a bit, but feel free to use the regular cream cheese. This is great served with pretty much any type of cracker or warmed/toasted pita!”
READY IN:
20mins
SERVES:
14-16
UNITS:
US

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Directions

  1. Beat cream cheese and feta with mixer until smooth.
  2. Grind red pepper and olives in food processor until blended. Drain this mixture of as much moisture as possible.
  3. Mix cheese mixture and olive mixture with a spoon and add capers, basil and garlic.
  4. Shape cheese mixture into a ball - cover and chill at least 3 hours. This can also be made and frozen for future use -- but be sure to freeze without the pine nuts.
  5. Roll in toasted nuts just before serving.

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