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Creamy Garlic And Vegetable Spread

  • Yield: About 1 1/4 cups


  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 ounces sun-dried tomatoes, softened in hot water, drained and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chopped black olives
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • Salt, to taste


  • In a bowl, cream together the cream cheese and sour cream. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Adjust the seasoning, to taste.
  • Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Bring to room temperature before serving. (The spread will keep for 3 days refrigerated.)