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Warm Creamy Basil Spread
Warm Creamy Basil Spread

Warm Creamy Basil Spread

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Cook Minutes 11 Min
Prep : 5 Min Cook: 6 Min
Crisp crostini brushed with a basil spread are served with a warm cream cheese topper in this savoury appetizer. Bet you can't eat just one!
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6 Servings
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Original recipe yields 6 Servings
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1/4 cup Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
12 slices French bread, 1/4-inch-thick
1 cup salsa
1/2 cup Philadelphia Cream Cheese Product
1 tsp. Kraft 100% Parmesan Grated Cheese
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Step 1
Preheat broiler. Place dressing and basil in blender container; cover. Blend to form a paste. Spread about 1/4 tsp. of the dressing mixture onto each bread slice; place on rack of broiler pan. Broil 4 inches from heat 1 min. or until lightly toasted. Set aside. (Cover and refrigerate remaining dressing mixture for another use.)
Step 2
Pour salsa into small shallow ovenproof dish. Spoon cream cheese over salsa; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Broil 5 min. or until Parmesan cheese is golden brown. Garnish with additional chopped fresh basil, if desired.
Step 3
Serve with the toast slices.
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Substitute
Prepare as directed, using green tomatillo salsa.
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Creative Leftovers
Use leftover basil paste to liven up your sandwiches. Simply spread on bread slices before layering with your favourite sandwich ingredients.
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Nutrition
Calories
109
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value
Total fat 7.6 g
12 %
Saturated fat 3.9 g
20 %
Cholesterol 19 mg
Sodium 346 mg
14 %
Total carbohydrate 8.3 g
3 %
Dietary fibre 0.9 g
4 %
Sugars 0 g
Protein 2.2 g
Vitamin A
8 %
Vitamin C
8 %
Calcium
6 %
Iron
4 %
Servings
6
Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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