Low Carb Herbed Cream Cheese for a Romantic Bedtime Picnic

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

DH and I often watch old movies in bed and we have a snack platter to munch on. I like this herbed cream cheese on DH's hard-smoked salmon or crispy red apples. On the snack platter I include some of DH's favorites and low carbohydrate foods - salami, DH's hard-smoked salmon, cheeses, olives, grapes, rye krisps and pickles. For the cream cheese you can use dried herbs but let it sit all day to let the herbs re-hydrate.You can add anything you like to this recipe so make it your own. Now go make a plate of your favorites and pop in an old movie and enjoy your picnic.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature (Philly, of course)
  • 12 teaspoon garlic, minced, fresh (or less if you are worried about smooching)
  • 2 tablespoons flat leaf parsley, Italian, minced
  • 12 teaspoon basil, minced
  • 12 teaspoon rosemary, minced
  • 14 teaspoon cracked black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon herbes de provence (to replace the fresh herbs) (optional)


  1. Mix everything together and refrigerate until picnic time. Let it come to room temperature for about an hour before you serve. Enjoy your picnic!