An easy appetizer or sandwich spread. Makes about 1 1/2 cups
Prep Time 15minutes
Author Craving Something Healthy
1/4cupkefir cheese, labneh, or Greek cream cheeseat room temperature
1/2 cupplain Greek yogurtany type
1cupsharp cheddar cheesegrated
1cupMonterey Jack cheesegrated
1smalljalapeno peppermore or less to taste
2green onions, thinly sliced
4ounce jarroasted red peppers, drained, patted dry and chopped
salt and pepper to taste
Combine the kefir, labneh or Greek cream cheese and the Greek yogurt in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix together on low speed until smooth.
Add the cheeses, chopped jalapeño, green onions, garlic powder, cumin and chili powder. Continue to mix until everything is combined.
Remove from the mixer, and stir in the roasted red pepper by hand. Taste and add salt and pepper as desired.
Chill at least 30 minutes before serving. Serve cold with vegetables and crackers, or put this spread into an ovenproof baking dish and heat it in the microwave for about 2 minutes, and serve it warm or hot with chunks of bread.