Caraway Cheese Spread – A simple, creamy cheese and caraway spread perfect with crisp fresh vegetables, rye chips, pita bread, and more. Seven ingredients are all it takes to make this delicious party menu option.
This is another recipe from the way-back file. It’s from way before there were food blogs. Even before there was an internet. Back when people shared recipes freely and happily without arguing over who they “belonged” to. <sigh> I just need to stop before I get started on that.
This is one of those simple, delicious recipes that are really great for any occasion. Serve it with cocktails, during the football game, while watching a movie, or just eat it at the kitchen counter on a Saturday afternoon because you were too busy to cook lunch. Oops…yeah, I did.
This super simple spread can be thrown together at the last minute. It’s great for entertaining guests, and different from the typical cheese dip.
How to Make Caraway Cheese Spread
Making this lovely cheese spread just couldn’t be easier. All you’ll need is some room temperature cream, a little butter, some chopped green onion, garlic salt, caraway seed, capers, and a tiny bit of mustard.
Put all the ingredients in a bowl (or use a mixer if you like) and stir them together until they’re well blended. Serve with an assortment of crackers, fresh vegetables, or chips.
Cream Cheese — It’s important to use softened cream cheese in this recipe in order to get a nice, creamy mixture. To soften cream cheese, let it sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
Green Onion — Substitute chopped fresh chives if you like.
Caraway Seeds — The amount can be adjusted according to your taste. Try starting with the recommended amount and adding more or less to either strengthen or lessen the flavor.
The spread should be refrigerated until ready to serve. Allow it to sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes for the best spreading consistency.
Freezing is not recommended.
Caraway seeds have a mild licorice or anise flavor. They’re sometimes described as having a sharp nutty, citrus flavor.
Capers are the flower buds from a caper bush. The buds are picked and then dried and brined in salt. Capers are often used in chicken and fish recipes.
It’s up to you whether or not to rinse the capers. Taste first and if you think they’re too salty give them a quick rinse in a strainer. Then proceed with your recipe.
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Caraway Cheese Spread
- 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
- ¼ cup butter room temperature
- 1 ½ tablespoons chopped green onion
- ½ teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 ½ teaspoons caraway seed
- 1 teaspoon capers
- 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
- Cream all ingredients together.
- Serve with assorted crackers or rye toasts.
- It’s important to use softened cream cheese in this recipe in order to get a nice, creamy mixture. To soften cream cheese, let it sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
- The amount of caraway seeds may be adjusted according to your taste. Try starting with the recommended amount and adding more or less to either strengthen or lessen the flavor.
- It’s up to you whether or not to rinse the capers. Taste first and if you think they’re too salty give them a quick rinse in a strainer. Then proceed with your recipe.
Freezing is not recommended.
Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your health care provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.