Whether you’re planning a picnic, a road trip, or just want a more interesting spread for your breakfast breads or lunchtime sandwiches, you can’t go far wrong with this creamy carrot spread with its hints of orange, cinnamon, and ginger.
Author: John Nolan
Recipe type: Dips & Spreads
Carrot spread can be a delightful replacement for cream cheese on morning bagels, toast, or even muffins. It also is a lovely dip served with toast points, crackers, or crudités, and it makes an interesting condiment for sandwiches.
- 3 large carrots
- 4 oz Neufchâtel cheese
- 1 Tsp orange juice
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp. orange zest
- Puree carrots
- Blend ingredients together in a bowl
- Chill for 1 hour before serving
If Neufchâtel is problematical for you to purchase, you can substitute cream cheese. For a slightly sweeter version you can substitute mascarpone cheese instead.
And yes, not only does carrot spread taste awesome, Neufchâtel has approximately 33% less fat than cream cheese. Tasty and healthy, what’s not to love?