Cream Cheese Fiesta Spread

Salsa, fruit spread, cilantro, avocado, olives and cheese bring sensational flavor and texture to this party spread.

Yield

8 servings

Ingredients

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese or fat-free cream cheese
1/4 cup salsa
1/4 cup apricot preserves or orange marmalade
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon finely shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
1 tablespoon chopped avocado
1 tablespoon chopped ripe olives
assorted crackers, if desired

Directions

Place block of cream cheese on serving plate with shallow rim.

Mix salsa and preserves; spread over cream cheese. Sprinkle with remaining ingredients except crackers. Serve with crackers.

Estimated Time

Preparation/Total Time: 15 minutes

Additional Information

Looking for another quick and easy spread? Top a block of cream cheese with raspberry spreadable fruit and toasted slivered almonds.

Ideas for leftover avocado: Slice thinly and put on sandwiches, cube and toss with salads or simply enjoy as is! (Wrap leftover avocado tightly in plastic wrap to keep it from turning brown.)

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 145 (Calories from Fat 100), Total Fat 11 g (Saturated Fat 6 g, Cholesterol 30 mg; Sodium 125 mg; Total Carbohydrate 8 g (Dietary Fiber 0 g, Protein 3 g; Exchanges: 1/2 Starch; 2 Fat

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