2/9/11

Spicy sun dried tomato cream cheese

Did you know today is the National Bagel Day?? It appears to be so. What kind of bagels do you like? For me, the more "stuff," the better. Just today I had an everything bagel: love! I also really like the cheesy ones with jalapeno.

But bagels are sort of boring without cream cheese, right? And just like I'm not a fan of plain bagels, I don't typically like plain cream cheese. Remember the salmon cream cheese I blogged about? It got great reviews from some of you, and so I decided to share with you another concoction I came up with over the weekend:

Spicy Sun Dried Tomato Cream Cheese

Ingredients
1 package of cream cheese at room temperature
10 halves of sun dried tomatoes (I used the ones that come sealed in a pack and are ready to use: no need to soak them in hot water)
1 chile pepper in adobo



Directions
1. Add all ingredients into a food processor.
2. Puree.
3. That's all: you are done!


You can puree this cream cheese mixture until it's completely smooth, or you can leave a few specks of sun dried tomatoes.


Serve the cream cheese with bagels or crackers, with carrot sticks or on top of baked potatoes.


Do you make cream cheese at home? What's your favorite flavor?
And since today is a National Bagel Day, what's your favorite bagel?

17 comments:

Gina @ Skinnytaste said...

I had no idea, this looks scrumptious!!

sally said...

Looks like a great combination of flavors! Thanks for letting us know it is National Bagel Day. Maybe I'll have to celebrate with a cinnamon raisin bagel later today.

Megan said...

That sounds delicious. And now I wish I had a bagel! I love everything bagels too, and I especially love salt bagels.

blackbookkitchendiaries said...

this sounds so good:) thanks for sharing this. i cant wait to make some soon.

Tara @ Smells Like Home said...

i'm a bagel-aholic (my fave is Everything) and this cream cheese just looks amazing! thanks for sharing!!

Lael Hazan @educatedpalate said...

I had no idea today was national bagel day! Now... how do I get Giuliano to eat one? He doesn't understand boiled bread :)

Susan said...

Yum! I am so into dips and spreads as easy little lunch snacks! Thanks for this nice addition to the bag of tricks!

Cara said...

Yum! I bet that chipotle does some serious magic. I love cream cheese piled thickly on my bagels- when I treat myself to one!

1000+1 said...

I bet it would taste great with sweetened black tea! I'm going to have to try this! Thanks!

chezsasha said...

This cream cheese looks yummy. What a gorgeous color. I adore sun-dried tomatoes.

Cecilia said...

This cream cheese sounds just divine, and it is so easy to make! I also love everything bagels. I can see a craving for one coming along...

Juliana said...

Wow, what an easy and nice spread...great photos as well :-)

Junglefrog said...

Ah yes, you see that is the great thing about plain creamcheese. You can add so many delicious things to it! And this is a great idea Olga!

Carrie said...

What an awesome and interesting combination of flavors - it looks wonderful!

Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic said...

Oooh spicy sun dried tomato cream cheese sounds absolutely delicious!! I don't eat bagels often but I when I do, I like either multi grain or cinnamon raisin :)

rajani@eatwritethink said...

lovely, can't wait to try this!

Amy said...

Great idea. I love the taste of sun dried tomatoes with a cream base. I will definitely pick some up next trip to the mart.