Roasted Garlic-Cheese Spread
Tangy low-fat yogurt cheese and nutty roasted garlic make for a full-flavored cream cheese-style spread without the fat. The chives add flecks of green and a fresh, onion flavor. A perfectly fine substitute for the chives would be minced scallion greens. Serve as a spread on crackers or as a dip for vegetables.
  • 1 quart plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 bulb (3 ounces) garlic, unpeeled
  • 2 tablespoons snipped chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

1. Spoon yogurt into a fine-mesh sieve (or coarser sieve lined with cheesecloth) set over a bowl. Refrigerate at least 8 hours until consistency of soft cream cheese.

2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400°F. Wrap garlic in foil and bake 50 minutes or until package yields when pressed (this means garlic is soft). When cool enough to handle, unwrap garlic, snip off top and squeeze pulp into medium bowl. Mash with fork until smooth.

3. Add drained yogurt to garlic, along with chives, salt, and pepper. Stir well to blend ingredients

Nutritional Information
Per 1/4 cup serving: 94 calories, 2g total fat, 1.2g saturated fat, 0.5g monounsaturated fat, 0.1g polyunsaturated fat, 0.3g dietary fiber, 7.2g protein, 12g carbohydrate, 8mg cholesterol, 233mg sodium.
Good source of: calcium, phosphorus, riboflavin.

Date Published: 09/19/2005 > Printer-friendly Version
Makes 2 cups

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