Bev, I made this with cream cheese since that's what I had on hand. I have to say, I'm one of those people that salts everything. I tasted this first without the salt and it was so full of good fresh flavor that it really doesn't need salt (if you knew my salt habits you'd realize what a big compliment that is : ) I did add the coarse salt. It doesn't taste too salty to me, but for anyone looking for low-sodium, to leave out the salt will not sacrifice one bit of the flavor of this dip. Yum!
I made this with cream cheese and doubled the garlic, and served with spinach and tomato chips. Very good and simple. Let the cream cheese soften before you process.