Saturday, March 5, 2011

Cucumber Cream Cheese Spread

I really think y'all are going to love this next recipe. If you are a fan of bagels and cream cheese or if you like to snack on crackers with some creamy goodness smeared on top then you will really enjoy this spread. I make this quite often for myself and my girlfriends. It is great to snack on or you can make a meal with it by spreading it on a lightly toasted bagel and having it for lunch.
Ingredients:
½ Cucumber (peeled and cut into chunks)*
3 Green Onions (trim Off Roots)
1 block (8 Oz.) Cream Cheese, Softened
1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
⅛ teaspoon Salt

Directions:
To make in the food processor: trim away roots from base of green onion, place in food processor.  Add cucumber to food processor bowl. Cover and process until coarsely chopped.  
Add cream cheese, worcestershire sauce and salt. Cover and process until smooth.  
Transfer to a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight for flavors to blend. If you don't have a food processor, finely chop the cucumber and the green onions. In a medium bowl combine cucumber, green onions, cream cheese, worcestershire sauce and salt.  Beat with an electric mixer until smooth.  Cover and refrigerate overnight for flavors to blend. Do not skip this step and try to eat it right away - trust me, it makes a big difference in flavor when you let it hang out overnight. Serve on a toasted bagel or with crackers.  
I left it a little chunky so you could see it a bit better.

*Cook's Notes: You can use as little or as much cucumber you like in this. Go by your taste!



56 comments:

Siggy Spice said...

I am a cucumber fanatic! I love the crunch! I make a Cucumber Dill Salsa for salmon, and I tell you, the textural pop you get in your mouth from the crunch and tenderness from the salmon...AH-MAZING! Needless to say, I am totally going to try this!

thecountrycook said...

Siggy - can you believe I actually made something completely healthy? Hahaha. And it tastes good! You will love this. I know you are working out a lot more so this is perfect to eat after a workout - it won't make you feel heavy or weighted down!

Holly said...

Mmmmm this spread sound dee-lish! Im an everything bagel gal too! I've been trying to eat better too Sig. This sounds perfect Bran!!

Katrina said...

I am going to make this RIGHT NOW! I have all of the ingredients and it's meant to be! ♥- Katrina

The Girl Who Makes the Nuts said...

I'm hungry! Thanks for the great idea.

Sandra said...

Omg Brandy..I love this! Amazing Ingredients..and plus I love love bagels!

Sydney said...

What a great idea! I think that I probably shouldn't be reading amazing food blogs when my stomach is growling, ha!

Kimberly said...

Oh I love me some everything bagels!! I love this recipe, it would be the perfect lunch for me!

Ang said...

Love the sound of this. On the nights that I work late I usually come home and have pickles and cheese or some kind of cheese and crackers. I need to make a batch of this stuff to have on hand for that simple late night dinner. Thanks Brandie!!

Melynda said...

Yum, this would also make great stuffed celery. thanks.

Becky said...

This looks like a refreshing spread for a light lunch or snack, plus I love cucumbers. Thanks for sharing!

Lizzy said...

Oh, Brandie, this sounds fabulous! I'm a big fan of cukes, and would love this spread on my bagel or oatmeal bread. Yummy!!!

ravienomnoms said...

Brandie, I am a spread freak!! I love having things to dip or spread on veggies, bread, or crackers...this is definitely going to be tried in my kitchen in the near future!

Eccentric Kitchen (Steph) said...

Yum!!! I will have to try this. I am an everything bagel kinda gal myself!!!! So good!

Mateja ^_^ said...

What a wonderful combination of flavors! Bookmarked and I'm trying this one ASAP! Thank you for sharing :)

scratch-made wife said...

I bet that cucumber gives this spread such a fresh and yummy taste. I'll have to try this one soon! (Lucky for me I've got the husband eating 1/3-less fat cream cheese!)

Candace said...

What a great light lunch or snack this would be, Brandie! Great idea! I'm going to save this recipe and give it a try. I think I'm going to try it inside of a wrap. Thank you!

Tiffanee said...

I so love bagels and cream cheese. This spread sounds amazing. I can't wait to try it out.

Monet said...

This would be great to serve to a group of my friends on a Saturday afternoon. I love bagels and cream cheese :-) And I think that this spread sounds perfect. Thank you for sharing your creativity with me! I hope you have a blessed Sunday

Nancy and Vijay said...

It's been so long since I've had a bagel. Cream cheese and cucumber sounds like a great combination.

Rosemary said...

I love bagels and cream cheese, but I always talk myself out of the extra calories. Time for a splurge. This spread looks wonderful. Bookmarked!

Pretend Chef said...

This would have been the perfect recipe to have on hand when my neighbor informed me of a craving for cucumbers. I could have whipped this up. Thankfully I will have this on hand for the next time a hankering for cucumbers comes up. Yummy!

4littlefergusons said...

Oh my goodness, Everything Bagels all the way!!!! Once again YUM, and I am prining this recipe to make this summer when we have extra cucs from the garden. You are NOT good for my so very large, "To Try" recipe pile. Everytime you post on FB it grows by a recipe or two. :)

Martha (MM) said...

Well now doesn't that just sound like a lovely treat! :-)

MaryBeth said...

YUMM-O...I too love the everything bagel, looks wonderful!

thecountrycook said...

Thank you for all the lovely comments everyone! I really think you will love this once you give it a try!
And Tonya - you always do my heart good with the sweet things you say :)

Gloria said...

These look amazing, I love them gloria

Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels said...

I love bagels (obviously, haha) so this sperad is just calling my name. It looks AMAZING, I can't wait to try it out! :)

Annie's Dish said...

That spread looks super easy and delicious! I am going to have to try this one!

Snowmanlover said...

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I am now following you! Do you have a subscribe button by any chance? thanks!

Cheryl and Adam @ pictureperfectmeals.com said...

Cucumbers always add such freshness to everything and this looks light and delicious. Perfect for a spring picnic!

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

This sounds delicious!

Tiffany said...

What a great spread! Crunchy and flavorful!

mywanderingspoon said...

What a lovely spread....yum:)

Debbie said...

This really looks good...can't wait to give it a try. I would love for you to join me for What's On the Menu Wednesday whenever you can. Thanks again for sharing.

carolinaheartstrings. said...

That looks really great. Perfect for a snack or breakfast buffet.

The Mom Chef said...

That's probably the kind of thing I could sit at the counter and eat an entire container of without thinking about (until it's all gone). Wow, it looks delicious.

Jennifer said...

Oooh, this sounds so fresh and yummy! Thanks for sharing over at Skip to My Lou!
Jen
Scissors & Spatulas

Trisha said...

Sounds like a perfect snack or packed lunch!!!

Lisa said...

wow! Need to try this! I'm really into cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches right now so this would be perfect! YUM!

Gooseberry Patch said...

This sounds delicious and so refreshing for brunch...a tasty spin on plain cream cheese too! Love it. :)

Katrina said...

Did I tell you I made this? It was good...even though I overdid it with the food processor and mine ended up completely green! lol

The Country Cook said...

Katrina - I'm so happy you liked it! And you know, the flavors still work even if you overprocess it. LOL

Fort Lauderdale catering said...

I love the smell and I always look forward for that fresh batch whenever I go to my favorite bagel shop.
I learned something new today, thank you.
Another thing that I love about bagels is that you can enjoy them with any kind of topping that you want.

Miz Helen said...

This is a great recipe, fresh and tasty. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful week!

Linda said...

This was soooo good! I just finished the last bit of it tonight. The green onions I used were a bit strong so I might cut down on the amount used next time but I will definately be making this again!

Regina said...

I was thinking on a tortilla as a roll up. Great for the bridal shower I am throwing soon. Maybe add some dill?

Anonymous said...

I made this yesterday, added some chopped, fresh dill. Superlicious!!!!

Marsha Tonelli said...

Sounds fantastic and besides healthy it is low carb also.

Jeane said...

I got this recipe from a friend, Pat Black, Gladewater Tx several years ago. I love it and letting it blend overnight before eating is simply not an option for me. Just CANNOT put it away without having a little of it with some crackers. It keeps well in refrigerator too.

Anonymous said...

In central Kentucky, we grate the cucumber and onion and call it Benedictine cheese b

Brandie Skibinski said...

LOVE hearing that!! So happy you like this one!

Anonymous said...

Yum! Sounds great and will use.

Anonymous said...

Do you use the green tops of the onions?

Anonymous said...

Here in the Deep South , we make cucumber sandwiches for all our showers and ladies get togethers. I personally like to make up the base you have posted and then slice my peeled cucumbers thin and place on paper towels, salt them and let them sit for a few minutes. Then blot them with another paper towel and place them on top of the wonderful base mixture and top with dill weed or parsley flakes. I cut my bread to fit the size of the cucumber.
They are wonderful. Another favorite is open face tomato sandwiches with this base, top with sliced Roma tomatoes
Sprinkle with bacon bits and dill weed. Enjoy your blog very much.

Kim Honeycutt said...

We just picked our first cucumbers this week!!! YEA!!! I had a cucumber and spring onion sandwich with mayo, salt and pepper last night. It was so good!!

Mother use to make little finger sandwiches for parties with something similar. She cut them in rounds and placed a thin slice of cucumber on it. So good! Thanks...Pinning it!!