This spread is creamy, packed full of flavour and quick and easy to make. Cream cheese is blended with garlic, artichokes, black olives, spring onions, sun-dried tomatoes and herbs. Serve as an appetiser or starter with crusty bread, crostini or crackers or enjoy as a sandwich filler.
One word - AWESOME! The flavors are simply superb! Hubby and I made this while baking herbed Focaccia bread today. The aroma in the kitchen was heavenly! We would make the suggestion that if you do not have a food processor or manual chopper, then allow yourself at least an hour of prep time for hand chopping everything. The sun dried tomatoes, if not purchased already sliced/diced, will take a long time to cut. We used shears to cut them into strips, then cut them again crosswise into diced-size pieces. We found this to be easier than using a knife. Also, remove the outer layer or two of leaves on the artichokes; even the canned/jarred hearts can have tough leaves still attached. We changed the recipe slightly by using only the green portion of 5 green onions and left out the chives (they weren't available) and it was devine. We made additional tubs of spread to give out tomorrow with the Focaccia bread as Christmas gifts for visiting relatives. Can't wait to see their smiles! Merry Christmas everyone! - 24 Dec 2004 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Exceptional. Mouthwatering good and all flavors I love that blended together SO well. I prepared this following the recipe closely, tho' I did mince, rather than chop, the garlic, reduced the salt by half and added fresh ground pepper. I made this as part of an array of bagel spreads, but I will absolutely remember this recipe the next time I need a spread for crackers or crostini - it will be a real pleaser, I'm sure. - 24 Jun 2011 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This was a wonderful compliment to our meal-great starter. - 19 Dec 2001 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)