This creation emerged after a visit with my daughter to help her search for a new apartment. She’s graduating from college in May and has been offered a job from the company that she is currently interning for. Yay! Anyway…we had stopped at a bagel place to get breakfast and she raved about the scallion cream cheese that came with her everything bagel. I have to admit, it was delicious, but I just knew that the amount of calories and fat on top of my bagel was probably a whole day’s worth.
Even after I returned home, I couldn’t stop thinking about that cream cheese because it was THAT good. My daughter’s birthday was coming up so I decided that I would make a homemade scallion cream cheese as part of her birthday basket. But I also knew that she wanted to watch her fat content. And that’s when the brainstorm hit me. I just KNEW that I could make a scallion cream cheese that was lighter and healthier. I accepted my own challenge.
I hit the nail on the head on the first try. This cream cheese spread is so flavorful and fresh! Here’s my easy recipe:
Scallion Cream Cheese Spread
- 1 container (8 oz) of Whipped Cream Cheese Spread
- 1 container (5 oz) of Nonfat Greek Yogurt
- 1 cup of diced scallions (about 5 scallions with bulb and stalk included)
- 3 cloves of garlic, finely minced
Mix all of the ingredients together and refrigerate for at least an hour. That’s it! This spread is terrific with fresh veggies. I especially love it with radishes and celery. Daughter gave it a huge thumbs up as well. Win!
I plugged in the recipe into an online nutritional calculator with the results as follow for a serving of approx 2 tablespoons:
- calories = 52
- carbs = 4
- fat = 4 gr
- protein = 2
- sodium = 56
- sugar = 1
- Plus you’re getting some good probiotics from the yogurt.
And there you have it! A delightful dip or spread that you don’t have to feel guilty about. Give it a try. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. By the way…it is divine spread on top of toast made with the Peasant Bread. Yum!!