Roasted Garlic-Cheese Spread

Dips and Spreads.
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-y flavor. A perfectly fine substitute for the chives would be minced green onion. Serve as a spread on crackers or as a dip for vegetables. 

Roasted Garlic-Cheese Spread


Quantity Ingredients
4 cups plain low-fat yogurt
1 bulb (3 ounces) garlic, unpeeled
2 tbsp snipped chives
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper


1. Spoon yogurt into a fine-mesh sieve (or coarses 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 degrees 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. Nutrition Information Per 1/4 cup serving: 94 cals, 2g total fat, 1.2g saturated fat, 0.3g dietary fiber, 8mg cholesterol, 233mg sodium.  

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