Borage & Green Onion Cream Cheese Spread

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Maybe this will become the American version of the cucumber sandwich. It is SO delicious!

I first tried making it, on a whim, last spring. I’ve tried a variety of different versions, adding bits of this or that to the mixture. Other herbs and spices, such as garlic, parsley, etc.

But in the end, we’ve decided we like it just plain and simple – onions (or shallots), onion greens, and borage. It is absolutely delicious. (If you’re wondering about the cucumber sandwich reference, borage tastes like cucumbers.)

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Pick some nice, sweet onions, preferably with some greens, and a few leaves of borage.

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Whiz them together and then fold them into some cream cheese. If needed, add a bit of milk or cream to bring it to a spreadable consistency. (This is a miniature food processor. I love using it for small things like this.)
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Spread on crackers or tea squares of brown bread. It’s a quick snack that we happen to love around here. (There’s never enough to go around. And that’s surprising, considering our kids always ask if the soups I make have onions in it before they’ll try it. They’ve learned to just eat the soup anyway, onions and all, but I suppose they want to be prepared for the onions they’ll encounter…)

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Borage & Green Onion Cream Cheese Spread
Recipe type: Side
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Serves: 1 cup
The light, cucumber-y flavor of the borage leaves plus green onions (and a bit of onion or shallot) is perfectly paired with cream cheese to create a delectable spread that goes nicely on crackers or squares of brown bread.
  • A handful of borage leaves
  • ¼ cup (ish) green onions
  • ¼ cup (ish) chopped onion or shallot
  • One package cream cheese
  • 1-2 Tbsp. milk or cream (optional)
  • Crackers or brown bread
  1. Put the borage leaves, onion greens, and onion/shallot in a food processor. Whiz the food processor until they're finely chopped.
  2. Fold the chopped mixture into the cream cheese. Add milk or cream a little at a time, if necessary, until you get a spreadable consistency.
  3. Spread on crackers or squares of brown bread, imagine you're at a garden party in England, make yourself a cup of tea, and enjoy. 🙂

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