Vegetarian Spinach, Basil and Jalapeno Pepper Spread Bagel
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.
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
Add cream cheese, spinach, jalapeno, basil, garlic and 1 tbsp water to food processor; pulse until smooth.
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.