Layered Athenian Cheese Spread Recipe
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Layered Athenian Cheese Spread

2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened

2 packages (4 ounces each) crumbled feta cheese

1 garlic clove, pressed

1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained

1 jar (7 ounces) sweet roasted red peppers, drained and patted dry

1/3 cup whole natural almonds, chopped

Combine cream cheese and feta cheese in a bowl. Press garlic over cheese mixture; mix well. Stir in spinach.

Chop red peppers. Line a small bowl with plastic wrap; divide cheese mixture in half. Press half of the cheese mixture into bowl; top with red peppers. Spread remaining cheese mixture over red peppers. Cover; refrigerate several hours to allow flavors to blend.

To serve, invert onto serving plate. Remove plastic wrap. Chop almonds; press onto top of molded cheese. Serve with assorted crackers.

Yield: 20 servings

Nutrients per serving (about 3 tablespoons): Calories 130, Total Fat 12 g, Saturated Fat 7 g, Cholesterol 35 mg, Carbohydrate 2 g, Protein 5 g, Sodium 250 mg, Fiber less than 1 g

Diabetic exchanges per serving: 1/2 meat, 1 1/2 fat

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