From garden to kitchen: cheesy herb dip

What did you get up to on the weekend? We had a quiet but busy one at home, giving the house a major spring clean and getting our guestroom ready for my mum and dad when they arrive this week (yippee!)

Once that was all done, I made a cheesy herb dip which we enjoyed with olives and crackers out on the back deck. Even Alexander had some and he must've liked it because he kept coming back for more. Oh my - olives and dip! That boy is turning out to be quite the gourmet, don't you think? Here's the recipe, if you're interested...

 Ingredients

15g butter
1 garlic clove, chopped
200g cream cheese
3 tablespoon mixed fresh herbs (I used golden oregano, chives, purple basil and parsley), chopped
2 tablespoon grated tasty or cheddar cheese
A pinch of ground smoked paprika

Method

1. Melt butter in frying pan over low heat. Add garlic and fry until fragrant. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

2. Add cream cheese chopped herbs, cooled butter and garlic mix into a food processor and pulse until combined. Transfer to a mixing bowl.

3. Add grated cheese and use a wooden spoon to stir into the mixture until it forms a paste. Sprinkle over paprika and serve with crackers.

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22 Responses to From garden to kitchen: cheesy herb dip

Celyn PS said...

oh wow this looks so good! so great thatyou have all those fresh herbs in your own garden!

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Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Looks so easy and delicious! Me like!

Sharon D said...

Ooo..that looks so yummy! ^.^

kidgranny said...

Yum! Little A surely is quite the foodie :) I'm glad he likes to try new things!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

We cleaned our place too since Chinese New Year is getting close. This dip looks totally yummy!

Kelsea Echo said...

Alexander is already quite the gourmet! So cute. :) This dip sounds delicious!

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Anouk said...

I love dips and cheese; so this is the perfect combination. Sounds absolutely yummy!

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Ananka said...

Oh wow those herbs look amazing :-)

Jane said...

looks so tasty!

jo said...

This dip looks easy enough to make! Yum!

xo Jo

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Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

That looks yummy. I love olives!
So wonderful that your folks are coming to visit!
We've been slowly doing our cleaning too in preparation for Chinese New Year.

Rose said...

If only I could find fresh herbs here with ease. I love fresh herbs. I am going to try this recipe. Yummy looking.

My Garden Diaries said...

I bet this is just a party in your mouth!! It looks and sounds divine Trishie!!! Thank you for passing it along and have fun seeing your parents!!! How wonderful!!! Happy week you! Nicole xoxo

Michelle {Jarrah Jungle} said...

Oh yum this looks delicious. You can't beat using herbs fresh from the garden!

burntfeather said...

So awesome to use herbs from your garden, my friend brought around a bunch of basil and lettuce from his garden and I got to make a nice big (delicious!) salad :) I think things home grown always taste better!

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

That sounds delicious! I'm going to save that for a baby shower I am organizing!

Tina Bradley said...

Oh, yum! And, I adore it's made with garden-fresh herbs! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

akiko hiramatsu said...

That's great!
This food looks so yummy!!
I love olive and herb!

akiko

FASHION TALES said...

Great job. It looks delicious!
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Arni @ Travel Gourmande said...

Yum! I am so amused that Alexander keeps coming back for them. That's the greatest compliment I think. He has excellent taste buds to appreciate olives and cheese at such a young age. :)

Pamela RG said...

Hi Trishie, this looks so delicious. I would like to try this in the Spring and Summer when our herbs starts to grow.

Sharlynn Ng said...

Delicious trishie! The bf and myself are planning to make home made mexican bread, salsa and beef filling on monday! I spent today with an old friend and then dinner with my bf but I'll be working tomorrow! My house is being stocked and prepared for the big cny celebrations soon! I hope your parents have a great time with you, I would love to pick through your fresh herb garden!