Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Quick and Easy Bagel Spread

Wow, July has been a busy month. Not even a single blog post yet. So sorry! But I'm still continuing to weave new cheapskate paths into my life and storing knowledge to share. This recipe pictured above for Toasted Bagels with Avocado Cilantro Spread is one definitely worth posting. Click on the link for the full recipe. Not only is it a meatless dish which always leads to big savings, but it makes an excellent portable picnic lunch or appetizer. I picked this recipe out for a camping trip last weekend when I was looking for recipes that transported well and required minimal refrigeration. Boy were these a treat to devour around the campfire in the morning with a cup of hot cocoa. They were also quite satisfying. The recipe makes enough for four to five half bagels and goes great with a few sliced tomatoes on top. Spread is a mixture of cream cheese, fresh mashed avocado, cilantro, lime juice and salt. But it is the few additional drops of tobasco sauce that really marries the flavor and brings it to the next level. Don't be disuaded if you do not like spice. It doesn't add much heat, just a little smoky tanginess that would be incomplete without it.

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