Sun-Dried Tomato, Olive & Cheese Sampler

Sun-Dried Tomato, Olive & Cheese Sampler

A fanciful appetizer that offers a sampling of a Parmesan cheese spread accented with basil, olive spread and sun-dried tomatoes.

30 min. prep time
16 servings
141 Rating


4 ounces (1 cup) LAND O LAKES® Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil leaves*
1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
3 tablespoons Olivada Spread**
1/2 cup drained halved sun-dried tomatoes
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
Fresh basil leaves, if desired


Combine mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, cream cheese, 2 tablespoons basil and pepper in large bowl.

Spread cheese mixture into 6-inch circle in center of 9-inch serving plate. Top with Olivada Spread and sun-dried tomatoes; sprinkle with pine nuts.

Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour to blend flavors. Garnish with basil; serve with crackers.

*Substitute 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves.

** To make Olivada Spread:
• 1 (6-ounce) can pitted ripe olives, drained
• 1 tablespoon lemon juice
• 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
• 1 tablespoon vinegar
• 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper

Place all ingredients in food processor bowl. Cover; process on high speed until well mixed (30 to 60 seconds). Cover; store refrigerated.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 110

Fat: 10g

Cholesterol: 20mg

Sodium: 240mg

Carbohydrates: 2g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 5g

Recipe #7560B©2001Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I brought this to a party. It was very easy to make, traveled
well and made a nice presentation on the buffet table.

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