Savory “Pesto” Schmear

Servings: 8 Prep: 5 min Cook: 0 min Total: 5 min

Pesto Schmear is a cream cheese spread made with cream cheese, parmesan cheese, garlic, basil, olive oil, a little lemon juice, toasted pinenuts, salt and pepper. It’s a DELICIOUS sauce or spread and can be used in sandwiches, wraps, spread on toast or bagels, etc.

In this recipe, I use a homemade pesto, but a store bought pesto would also work. There are also many varieties of pesto. I suspect ANY of them would work! Basil pesto and sun-dried tomato pesto are the two that I see most often, but I’ve seen all kinds of leafy-nutty pestos. Arugula-Walnut, anyone?

You don’t need to stop there! You can take cream cheese and throw in chopped olives, garlic, toasted almonds, chilies and grated pecorino! Or, you could go simple and just add a few capers, lemon juice and some dill!

Cream cheese spreads are great to have around the house. I use ’em all the time! They also take only seconds to make!

Savory

Ingredient
Calories
Fat
Protein
Carbs
SA’s
Fiber
Net Carbs
8 ounces (227g) full fat cream cheese, preferably warmed
777
77.3
13.7
8.8
0
0
8.8
1/2 cup (193g) Pesto alla Genovese
853.2
89.8
11.6
6.8
0
0.3
6.6
pinch of salt
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Grand Totals (of 8 servings):
1630.2
167.1
25.3
15.6
0
0.3
15.4
Totals Per Serving:
203.8
20.9
3.2
2
0
0
1.9 g
90.2%
Fat
6.1%
Protein
3.7%
Carbs

Savory

Savory "Pesto" Schmear

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
Author: DJ Foodie

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces full fat cream cheese preferably warmed
  • 1/2 cup Pesto alla Genovese
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  • (optional step) I tend to find cream cheese to be a little easier to mix, if it's warm. You can leave on the counter, on a warm day, for an hour. Or, probably better ... use the defrost setting on your microwave for a minute.
  • Add your ingredients to a bowl and mix.
  • EAT!

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