Creamy Cilantro Herb and Veggie Spread

This creamy cilantro herb and veggie spread is positively delicious and compliments everything from crackers to mountain-high sandwiches and wraps!

Creamy Cilantro Herb and Veggie Spread

I think I found another way to get you to eat your veggies.  In fact, I know it.  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.  Crackers and crusty baguettes are also allowed in on the fun.  In fact, just make an epic snack plate out of this and call it lunch; it’s far to hot to cook today.

Creamy Cilantro Herb and Veggie Spread

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

Creamy Cilantro Herb and Veggie Spread

Prep

Total

Yield 4 Servings

This creamy cilantro herb and veggie spread is positively delicious and compliments everything from crackers to mountain-high sandwiches and wraps! Double, triple, or quadruple the measurements to serve more.

Ingredients

  • 4oz of cream cheese [regular or 1/3 fat] softened
  • 1 tsp vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1 clove of fresh garlic, raw or roasted [I always opt for raw; it packs a punch!]
  • oodles of fresh cilantro, tops only
  • a few stalks of green onion
  • fresh carrots + celery [start with just a little and add as you go!]
  • season with a pinch of salt and an optional crank of black pepper or red pepper flakes
  • 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.

Instructions

  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!

Courses appetizer, snack

Creamy Cilantro Herb and Veggie Spread

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 and stands up to everything from hearty whole grain crackers to mountain-high sandwiches [and wraps!] piled with produce.

Next time you start to eye one of those fancy 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!
This creamy cilantro herb and veggie spread is positively delicious and compliments everything from crackers to mountain-high sandwiches and wraps!

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Gina, A Hungry Teacher

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

Anele @ Success Along the Weigh

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

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

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…

Sarah

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!

Emily

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

    Jenn @ Peas and Crayons

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

Amanda @ Semi-Health Nut

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!

Happy Valley Chow

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

Happy Blogging!
Happy Valley Chow

Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves

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 🙂

Julie @ Food Fitness & Happiness

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 😉

Little Miss Hungry

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

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

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

Heather Wilson

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

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!

thesavedrunner

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

Jan Sproutsnsquats

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.

Cotter Crunch

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

Kadee Cramer

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

A Fit Fashionista

That looks delish!! Thanks for sharing!

ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.com

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

thesweatybetty.com

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

Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out

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

Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

“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! 😉

Samantha

Oh my gosh! Delicious! I was so just looking for dips for a veggies that I’ve been craving so bad!! Thanks Jenn!
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hsiaolei and scott

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!

Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets

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.

Amy @ Long Drive Journey

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

Jennifer Loucel

Ahh I have to make this!! Looks so YUMMY 8D

Tiana Kimble

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

Robin

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!

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