Lucky Green Cream Cheese: This lightened-up cream cheese spread is packed with herbs and ripe avocado. It makes for the perfect schmear and is a great St. Patty's Day breakfast! | macheesmo.com
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Lucky Green Cream Cheese

Lucky Green Cream Cheese: This lightened-up cream cheese spread is packed with herbs and ripe avocado. It makes for the perfect schmear and is a great St. Patty's Day breakfast! | macheesmo.com

St. Patrick’s Day is a week away and I’ll be first to admit that my Irish day celebrations aren’t what they used to be. I imagine this year I’ll wake up at 6AM, make breakfast with my 3 year old, watch some Paw Patrol, hit the pool, and maybe squeeze in a Guinness around noon.

So in other words a normal Saturday.

But, maybe I’ll mix up a batch of this easy and quite tasty Lucky Green Cream Cheese! It’s packed with fresh herbs and is actually lighter than your standard schmear thanks to some avocado added to the mix. You can make it in advance and it actually goes on smooth even right out of the fridge unlike your standard block of solid cream cheese.

Make it this week and earn some luck in bagel form!

Lucky Green Cream Cheese: This lightened-up cream cheese spread is packed with herbs and ripe avocado. It makes for the perfect schmear and is a great St. Patty's Day breakfast! | macheesmo.com

Lucky Green Cream Cheese

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Enough for about 4 bagels.
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This lightened-up cream cheese spread is packed with herbs and ripe avocado. It makes for the perfect schmear and is a great St. Patty’s Day breakfast!

Ingredients

8 ounces cream cheese, soft
1/2 ripe avocado
2 tablespoons fresh parsley
1 tablespoon fresh chives
1 tablespoon fresh basil
1/2 lemon, juice only
Pinch of salt
Bagels for serving
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Helpful Equipment

food processor

Directions

  1. In a food processor, add herbs (parsley, chives, basil) and pulse a few times to chop. Then add softened cream cheese and avocado.
  2. Start your food processor and add the lemon juice as it runs until the spread is light and fluffy and combined well. Season with a pinch of salt.
  3. Serve on toasted bagels.

IF you don’t have a food processor, you can dice the herbs very finely and mash together the spread with a fork, but it won’t be quite as combined.

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This whole thing is made in a food processor. You don’t NEED a food processor for this recipe but it makes it dumb-easy. If you don’t have one you can just finely dice all the herbs and mash the stuff together.

If you do have a food processor, add the herbs first and pulse them a few times to get them chopped up.

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Lotsa green!

Then add the cream cheese and avocado. Again, this is easy.

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Plus some creaminess.

Drizzle in the lemon juice as the processor runs and it’ll come together in this deliciously smooth spread.

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Blend it up!

Season it with some salt and give it a taste with a spoon. It should be bright and lighter than standard cream cheese.

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Yummers.

This should be enough spread for about four bagels. Obviously it’s easy to double if you are feeding a crowd. It stores great for a few days in the fridge as well.

Schmear on!

Lucky Green Cream Cheese: This lightened-up cream cheese spread is packed with herbs and ripe avocado. It makes for the perfect schmear and is a great St. Patty's Day breakfast! | macheesmo.com

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