Friday, October 30, 2009

Red Onion & Black Pepper Spread

(Photo Courtesy of Nabisco)
Now that we are in the holiday season I thought I'd share a yummy and easy appetizer recipe that is great to serve at your next party. The recipe originates from the back of a Ritz cracker box. So never under estimate back of the box recipes.

Red Onion & Black Pepper Spread
1 pkg. (8-oz) softened cream cheese
1/4 c. finely chopped red onions
1 clove garlic, pan toasted, peeled and chopped (since we love garlic I used 2 medium size & 1 small clove)
1/4 tsp. coarse ground black pepper
2 Tblsp. chopped fresh parsley
Ritz crackers

In a dry saute skillet, lightly toast garlic. There's no need to peel your garlic at this time. Once garlic has toasted and is lightly browned (be careful not to burn the garlic) transfer garlic to a cutting board. Peel and chop garlic.

In a medium size mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, onion, black pepper & garlic. Using a hand mixer, mix until all ingredients are well blended.

Transfer mixture to a sheet of waxed paper or plastic wrap. Roll into the shape of a log. Wrap tightly and refrigerate for about 30 minutes or until firm. Roll in parsley and serve with crackers.

Click HERE for printable recipe

1 comment:

~*~The Family~*~ said...

Oh, I am so going to try this.