Garden Cream Cheese with veggies of your choice. Excellent spread on toasted bagels or your favorite crackers. Wonderful topped with Smoked Salmon starting with salmon which has been brined for flavor and moisture.
Watch Becky brine the salmon on Studio 5
Yields: 4-6 servings
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons finely chopped chives or green onion
2 tablespoons finely minced or grated carrot
1 tablespoon finely chopped bell pepper
½ teaspoon garlic powder to taste, optional
Salt and pepper to taste
½ pound cooked salmon, flaked
4-6 bagels, cut in half
Capers, thin sliced red onion, dill weed, optional
All vegetable ingredients are optional and may be added more or less to taste. Consider substituting your own favorite finely chopped vegetables.
Beat cream cheese until light and fluffy; stir in vegetables, add optional garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste.
Slice bagels in half and toast. Spread with garden cream cheese, top with flaked salmon. May also add a few capers, thin slice tomato or red onion.