Tomato-Basil Cream Cheese Spread

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups
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8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature

1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil 

2 tablespoons chopped fresh Thai basil (you can use fresh sweet basil if you do not have Thai available) 

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Toasted bagels, for serving


  1. Put the cream cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and basil in a food processor. Process until smooth and the ingredients are evenly incorporated. Season to taste and pulse 3 times to mix evenly. Serve with toasted bagels. Can be made 1 day ahead.