Vegetarian Spinach, Basil and Jalapeno Pepper Spread Bagel

Preparation 10 min
Total 15 min
1 Serving

Snack smart with our easy Vegetarian Spinach, Basil and Jalapeno Pepper Spread Bagel. Featuring a smooth and savoury cream cheese spread on hearty Dempster’s® 100% Whole Wheat Bagels, it's as simple as it is satisfying. Customize the spread with your choice of garnish to take the flavour to the next level. Serves one.

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  • 1 Dempster's® 100% Whole Wheat Bagel, split and toasted
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) light cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) thawed chopped spinach, pressed dry
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped pickled jalapeno peppers
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh basil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • Pinch each salt and pepper


  1. Add cream cheese, spinach, jalapeno, basil, garlic and 1 tbsp water to food processor; pulse until smooth.
  2. Spread 1 tbsp (15 mL) cream cheese mixture over each bagel half. (Refrigerate remaining cream cheese mixture for another use.) Top with tomato. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Tip: Garnish sandwich with grated Parmesan cheese, jalapeno peppers or alfalfa sprouts if desired. Use this spread as a dip or filling in sand-wiches.