Veggie Cream Cheese Spread

This creamy Veggie Cream Cheese Spread is positively delicious and compliments everything from bagels and crackers to sandwiches and wraps! I love a good vegetable cream cheese!

Veggie Cream Cheese Spread

I think I found another way to get you to eat your veggies.

I’ll even give you bonus points if you would be so bold as to spread this on other veggies and revel at just how awesome you are.

Toasted bagels, crackers, and crusty baguettes are also allowed in on the fun.

In fact, just make an epic snack plate out of this tasty vegetable cream cheese and call it lunch. It’s far to hot to cook today!

Veggie Cream Cheese Spread

There’s a zillion and one ways to whip up this addictive snack spread. Empty that crisper drawer and get creative! To get you started, here’s the recipe and ingredient combination that won me over:

Creamy Cilantro Herb and Veggie Spread
5 from 4 votes

Veggie Cream Cheese Spread

This creamy Veggie Cream Cheese Spread is positively delicious and compliments everything from crackers to mountain-high sandwiches and wraps! Double, triple, or quadruple the measurements to serve more.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Veggie Cream Cheese Spread
Prep Time 8 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 100 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin – Peas and Crayons


  • 4 oz of cream cheese [regular or 1/3 fat] softened
  • 1 tsp vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1 clove fresh garlic
  • oodles of fresh copped cilantro
  • 1-2 TBSP chopped green onion
  • fresh grated/chopped carrots and/or celery (start with just a little and add as you go!)
  • pinch of salt and an optional crank of black pepper or red pepper flakes


  1. Toss everything in a food processor and pulse to perfection!
  2. You can easily make this sans-technology by mincing or shredding the veggies [all you’ll need is a knife or a box grater!] and chopping the herbs.
  3. Yup that’s it! Now go spread it on everything in sight!

Recipe Notes

This spread is also amazing with a bevvy of other veggies thrown into the mix: radish, onion, bell peppers, broccoli… basically anything that it’s eyes at you from that crisper drawer of yours! Though if it actually bats eyes at you… you might want to run. Fast.

Nutrition Facts below are estimated using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Veggie Cream Cheese Spread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 100 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 94mg4%
Potassium 51mg1%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 1036IU21%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

If you get a chance to try this Veggie Cream Cheese Spread, let me know! You can leave me a comment here (LOVE checking those daily!) or tag @PEASandCRAYONS on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creations. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

Veggie Cream Cheese Spread Recipe

so… how was it?

Knock your socks off flavorful!  I can’t fathom serving up bland dips or spreads and this one packs a punch! The combination of fresh cilantro, garlic and veggies is a total winner! My favorite delivery methods are to serve it on buttery crackers or as a spread for an epic croissant turkey sandwich piled with produce.

Next time you start to eye one of those flavored cream cheese spreads at the grocery store, beeline to the produce section instead!  It’s super simple to whip up a fancy spread that’s full of flavor and free of sketchy additives!  Enjoy!

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  • Robin

    5 stars
    I made this last night and I’m eating it right now… with veggies! It is so delicious and versatile… you can mix anything in this and it will be amaze. Thanks!

  • Tiana Kimble

    5 stars
    This was delicious! I added some cayenne pepper to mine for a kick. Yum!!!

    • LOVE the added cayenne! Perfecto!

  • Jennifer Loucel

    5 stars
    Ahh I have to make this!! Looks so YUMMY

    • Yes doooo it! So flipping tasty!

  • Was just looking for a snack to bring to the office. I think this will be it!

  • I’m already a huge fan of your dips having made a healthy handful of them already. I’m sure this one will be no exception since I adore cilantro. Thanks for sharing. You kind of rock, and by kind of I mean definitely.

    • It’s basically your duty as friend to make them all, yes? Hehe!

  • hsiaolei and scott

    5 stars
    yum, this is so delish. I made it for my son’s 4th bday party today and it was a huge hit….super yummy with veggies to dip. thanks!

  • Oh my gosh! Delicious! I was so just looking for dips for a veggies that I’ve been craving so bad!! Thanks Jenn!
    <3 Sam

  • “Though if it actually bats eyes at you… you might want to run. Fast.” <- Bahahaha! Love it! Mama, you ARE a genius! I seriously can’t believe I’ve never thought to do this myself…now my mind is REELING with possibilities! And leave it to you to have a Tiffany blue food basket! 😉

  • WOMAN. You didn’t spread this on a toasted bagel?! I don’t even know who you are anymore.

  • I really wish I liked cilantro.. gah. but I just cant. dish soap 🙁

  • ivy sew

    Hi, this is very yummy. Btw, I chanced upon your blog via pinterest. Nice blog 🙂

  • That looks delish!! Thanks for sharing!

  • Cilantro and cream cheese are two of my favorite things ever.. I never thought about cilantro as a dip! So yummy 🙂

  • pretty sure you could whip up any veggie and it would be good. You’re kind of brilliant like that

  • I love cilantro although here we call it coriander which I know in the US means something else to you guys. Got to love sneaking in extra veggies.

  • Yum, this looks so delicious! I have just found your blog, and I’m so glad I did! 🙂

  • Amanda @ Adventure Year

    This looks awesome! For some reason, I’m going through a bagel phase right now. I saw this and my brain immediately wanted it on a hot, toasty bagel. Oh, how I wish I didn’t have to wait!

  • I love new dip receipes and this one is awesome! This one would be awesome on a shredded chicken and spinach rollup and most definitely on sliced bell peppers and cucumbers! Yummo

  • This looks amazing! You’d never know there were so many veggies in there!

  • I loooooove myself some cilantre so this has got to be tried asap!

  • This looks so yummy, Jenn! I have to give this a try, even though I know it won’t come up as pretty as yours 😉

  • Ooo yum! You’re right–I can’t stand a flavorless dip. Flavor is the reason I’m dippin’! Thanks for another wonderful way to enjoy veggies 🙂

  • That sounds very tasty, lots of great flavors. Thanks for sharing!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  • Ah looks amazing!! Definitely pinning this! I’m always looking for ways to sneak veggies into Dave’s belly haha.

    I love how you use the pictures at the bottom as links. Whenever I try to assemble pictures in a row like that on Blogger they get all weird. I should probably just try harder because you use Blogger too!

  • This looks amazing. I kind of think the way you went with the Ritz seems the best method for enjoying!

    • Have you seen the “Everything” Ritz in stores yet? They’re like a bagel in cracker form — love them!

  • I was sold with the name of it and then I read cream cheese and i was DOUBLE SOLD! YUUUUUMMMM I cannot wait to make this asap!

  • It must be the day for dips – I posted hummus. 🙂

    I have some ricotta I need to use; I bet it would be tasty here. Hmmmm…

  • Mmm, this looks DELICIOUS!!! Can’t wait to give it a go!

  • This looks like a keeper! I’d love to use as a spread for my roasted turkey sandwiches! thanks for sharing:)

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