Kalamata Olives and Sun-Dried Tomatoes on Cream Cheese

Cream cheese complements salty olives and robust sun-dried tomatoes in a savory spread. Make it in 10 minutes!

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 10 min
  • Servings 10

Ingredients

20
pitted kalamata olives, finely chopped (1/3 cup)
2
tablespoons finely chopped, drained sun-dried tomatoes in oil
1
tablespoon oil from sun-dried tomatoes
2
tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
1
teaspoon cider vinegar
1/8
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1
medium clove garlic, finely chopped
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
Additional fresh basil leaves, if desired
40
assorted crackers

  • 1 In small bowl, stir together all ingredients except cream cheese, additional basil leaves and crackers.
  • 2 To serve, place softened cream cheese on serving platter. Using small metal spatula, spread cream cheese into 8-inch round. Spoon olive mixture over cheese. Serve with crackers.

Expert Tips

For a different look, mix all the ingredients except for the crackers together and serve as an all-in-one spread.

Serve with crostini in place of the crackers, if you like.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
210mg
210%;
Total Carbohydrate
9g
9%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.