• Happy New Year

    Photo: Randy Graham, Valley Vegetarian

    Here’s a quick and easy appetizer recipe for celebrating the new year right. French Dijon mustard adds just the right amount of spice to this rich, creamy spread. Wash it down with a glass (or two) of champagne and drink to Auld Lang Syne.

    Bruschetta with Dijon and Cream Cheese Spread

    4 ounces cream cheese
    2 tablespoons fresh basil (chopped)
    1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    Fresh ground black pepper to taste
    1 baguette
    2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
    3 small leaves of fresh basil (for garnish)

    Mix cheese, basil, and mustard in a small bowl. Season with pepper to taste. Set aside.

    Cut 2 to 3 slices from the baguette. Brush one side of each slice with olive oil. Broil in the oven, olive oil side up, for 1 to 2 minutes or until toasty. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a minute or two. Spread cheese mixture on the toasted side of each baguette slice. Garnish with a small leaf of fresh basil if desired.

      • Maya Spier Stiles North

      • January 1, 2017 at 8:42 pm
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      I really cannot abide cream cheese — what would you think of substituting sour cream?

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