Friday, January 13, 2012

Fiesta Cheese Spread

Welcome to everyone to Red Couch Recipes!  So glad you dropped by.

I made this Fiesta Cheese Spread and it went so quickly that my husband didn't get any!  This spread is perfect for the "Big Game" that is upcoming, and it is quick and easy to prepare with only four ingredients.  The spread is laced with cilantro, which I am a big fan of.  How about you?  Some people love cilantro and some detest cilantro; they think it tastes like soap!  Thanks to my mother, (who had me put soap in my mouth for bad words) I do know what soap tastes like and I don't think cilantro bears any resemblance to soap!

Fiesta Cheese Spread Recipe

2 (8-ounce) blocks of cream cheese, softened
1 can mild Ro-Tel, drained
1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 cup fresh cilantro leaves, diced

Place all ingredients in medium-sized mixing bowl and stir until blended well.  Serve with crackers.

Notes:  Make sure you drain the Ro-Tel well.  Ro-Tel is the brand name of a tomato and green chili sauce.  If you are not able to locate the Ro-Tel, substitute a similar product.  Make sure you don't include the stems along with the cilantro leaves; the stems are just too woody for this recipe.

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Barbara F. said...

Sounds very yummy. I do like cilantro in certain dishes, especially dips. xo

Velva said...

Love cilantro.My husband not so much. I would eat that till it was gone.

Thanks for sharing.


Anonymous said...

I agree, cilantro is a love/hate and i love it! happy weekend, anne

Pondside said...

I love cilantro - I will try this if I can find a Ro-tel substitute - I'm sure I'll find it.

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

Hi Joni - we love rotel and cilantro in this house. I bet it would be good lightened up with a little greek yogurt too. Have a great weekend!

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

Aldi carries a pretty good rotel substitute.

Carol at Serendipity said...

I love cilantro. This dip sounds perfect for the "game". My husband will probably be too hyper to eat! LOL


Karen said...

Easy and delicious, my kinda recipe. Minus the Cilantro. Did you know, that for half the population, Cilantro tastes like soap? And I'm one of those. Isn't that weird? I always wondered what the attraction to the herb was, until someone told me this fact. Now I realize I'm not tasting what others are

Lisa said...

Sounds yum - minus the cilantro. I am one of those people!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I have to admit I'm in the "mildly dislike" it category :) If given a choice, I'd probably substitute parsley but this sounds like a great recipe, even without the cilantro!

Kathleen said...

Minus the cilantro for me too, no likey!
Looks good though!

Josie said...

Isn't that funny about cilatro? Me, I love it and will be making this dip on Sunday! Thanks for the yummy recipe!