Cream Cheese & Veggie Bagel Spread

"I had a similar spread in a bagel shop years ago and loved it. I tried to make it myself and it just didn't taste the same. Then I came upon this recipe that taste really good if you like a veggie spread on your bagel."
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Ready In:
2 cups




  • Prepare the veggies and put in a small colander or strainer; drain well.
  • Beat together cream cheese and lemon juice till smooth.
  • Stir in veggies and pepper.
  • Refrigerate to blend flavors.

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  1. I love savory spread on an onion bagel for breakfast! I didn't have fresh herbs and chives because it's mid-winter and my garden is sleeping, so I searched for another spread I could make today. This one had loads of veggies, which appealed to me. I added a dash of salt, and some garlic powder and onion powder, dried dill weed, and dried thyme leaves to boost the flavor, and a spoonful of sour cream as Manami suggested. Yummy! Mincing all the veggies by hand is quite tedious, so I'll try a mini-chopper next time. Thanks, Mimi!
  2. Hi Mimi in Maine -- I was just roaming about your cookbooks and I came upon this recipe which I tried and forgot to review! We loved it! I diced the vegetable real fine & then whipped my room temperature cream cheese with the lemon juice. However, being the kind of cook that I am -- the cream cheese wasn't as smooth as I wanted and it called for a little sour cream and I used radishes for color as well as flavor -- the Cubans love them. The end result was awesome, if I say so myself! We have it with English Muffins or very, very fresh little bagels as the residents can't eat a hard bagel. Thank you Mimi for providing the home with some good recipes to remember. Diane :)


  1. Add onion powder, garlic powder, dried dill weed and thyme leaves.


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