Herb Cream Cheese Straight from Your Garden

One of the best things about growing a garden is getting to pick your own veggies, herbs and salad fixings. Creating delicious recipes from produce you’ve raised yourself is an AMAZING experience, and you know it just tastes better. A recent harvest from the garden included Heirloom tomatoes, Grape tomatoes, Swiss Chard Stalks and Zucchini. YUM!

Garden Herb Cream Cheese | A Mother Thing | https://www.amotherthing.com

Garden Herb Cream Cheese | A Mother Thing | https://www.amotherthing.com

Garden Herb Cream Cheese | A Mother Thing | https://www.amotherthing.com

Garden Herb Cream Cheese | A Mother Thing | https://www.amotherthing.com

Garden Herb Cream Cheese | A Mother Thing | https://www.amotherthing.com

Garden Herb Cream Cheese | A Mother Thing | https://www.amotherthing.com

I love cooking with fresh produce, though often I just eat it straight out of the garden. My kids love to pick tomatoes and eat them like apples. I’ll admit I did the same when I was a kid, so it’s nice to know they take after mama.

One of my favorite end of summer garden harvest recipes is herbed cream cheese. You can use it as a dip or a spread. It’s always delicious.

Here’s what you’ll need:

8 Ounces (1 Package) of Cream Cheese, at room temperature
1 Tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 Cup Kale, chopped
1/2 Tablespoon Rosemary, chopped
1 Teaspoon Thyme, chopped
1 Teaspoon Basil, chopped
An assortment of fresh veggies
Kosher Salt, to taste
Fresh Cracked Black Pepper, to taste

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In a mixing bowl squeeze out cream cheese. Make sure it is at room temperature, as it spreads and mixes easier that way. Then add the rest of your ingredients, saving the salt and pepper for last so you can taste it as you go.

Garden Herb Cream Cheese | A Mother Thing | https://www.amotherthing.com

Mix it all together until it is blended and then refrigerate until ready to use.

Garden Herb Cream Cheese | A Mother Thing | https://www.amotherthing.com

Gather an assortment of veggies an slice to your heart’s desire.

Garden Herb Cream Cheese | A Mother Thing | https://www.amotherthing.com

Garden Herb Cream Cheese | A Mother Thing | https://www.amotherthing.com

Garden Herb Cream Cheese | A Mother Thing | https://www.amotherthing.com

Garden Herb Cream Cheese | A Mother Thing | https://www.amotherthing.com

Garden Herb Cream Cheese | A Mother Thing | https://www.amotherthing.com

This couldn’t be simpler to make, and it is so delicious. If I had a back porch, I’d sit out in the sunshine and eat it as a late afternoon snack! It is the perfect accompaniment to sun tea and good friends.

Try it out. I’d love to know what you think!

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Katie Reed

Katie Reed

Katie Reed is a 38 year old mom blogger from Salt Lake City, UT. She is married to the man of her dreams and together they have four beautiful boys. Dexter is 9, Daniel is 7, Chester is 5 and Wilder is 2. She writes about living with mental health issues while navigating motherhood. Her blog focuses on tips and tricks for moms, information and parenting news, kid-friendly recipes and crafts. She loves to reflect on the humorous side of parenthood and shares the reality of her life, with a "warts and all" attitude.

4 Responses

  1. I’d sit out in the sunshine and eat this as a late afternoon snack too! It looks so fresh and delicious. Thank you for sharing with #HomeMattersParty!

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