Monday, November 29, 2010

Culinary Adventures: Cilantro, Mint & Cream Cheese spread/dip

Entertaining guests isn't something i like to do often. Just the thought of being in the kitchen for long, and having to make foods that everyone would like seems like such a hassle to me. If it was up to me entirely, i would stick to  one-pot meals, mind you, i'm no good at that either. 

My mum being the great cook she is, suggested we serve this simple dish as an hors d'oeuvre. She'd gotten the idea out of a food magazine, but when doing our shopping for evening, she decided to take a different route with the dish all-together; et viola!

What you'll need:
250g Cream Cheese 
2-3 cloves of garlic
1/4 Cup Cilantro { Roughly Chopped}
1/4 Cup Mint Leaves { Roughly Chopped}
1 Avocado
Lemon Juice
*French bread, chopped and made crisp in oven.

In a mortar and pestle, crush garlic with a few drops of lemon juice (only used to hasten the process). Add mint leaves, cilantro and pinch of salt, crush ingredients together until soft.
Transfer into a bowl. Add cream cheese and avocados, mix well until combined. Add salt and lemon juice to taste.

Place a teaspoon of the spread/dip on each piece of bread. Serve.

You could also use this recipe as a dip, add tomatoes (fresh or sundried), capsicum and chilli as you like.

* I chopped up the bread, drizzled extra virgin olive oil and baked at 190 Degrees for about 8-10 minutes. 


Alex Park said...

I love food and I love it you are posting it.
Post more culinary adventures. ^_^

Sweet Escape said...

Salams! That looks really yummy and easy to make!

-Amina said...

Alex, thank you! definitely will post more over the summer break =)

Sweet Escape, they were Yummy! You should definitely give the recipe a try.


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