Sun-Dried Tomato, Olive & Cheese Sampler

Sun-Dried Tomato, Olive & Cheese Sampler
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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
1:30
Total Time
16 servings

Ingredients

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 (see below)
1/2 cup
drained halved sun-dried tomatoes
1/4 cup
toasted pine nuts
Fresh basil leaves, if desired
Crackers
 
*Substitute 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves.

Directions

  1. Combine mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, cream cheese, 2 tablespoons basil and pepper in large bowl.
  2. 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.
  3. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour to blend flavors. Garnish with basil; serve with crackers.

Recipe Tips

Olivada Spread: Combine 1 (6-ounce) can drained pitted ripe olives, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 tablespoon vinegar and 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper in food processor bowl fitted with metal blade. Cover; process on high speed until well mixed (30-60 seconds). Use amount called for above. Store remaining covered in refrigerator. 

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
110
Cholesterol
20mg
Carbohydrates
2g
Protein
5g
Fat
10g
Sodium
240mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

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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