Sun-dried Tomato Cheese Spread



1 garlic bulb
1 tsp. olive oil
1 (11-oz.) package goat cheese
1 ( 8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground peper
Assorted crackers, breads, radishes, carrots


1. Cut off pointed end of garlic; place garlic on a piece of aluminum foil, and drizzle with oil. Fold foil to seal. Place on baking sheet.

2. Bake at 425° for 45 minutes or until cloves are tender. Let cool slightly. Squeeze pulp from garlic cloves; mash. 

3. Beat garlic, goat cheese, and next 5 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until well blended.

4. Cover and chill until ready to serve. Serve with assorted crackers, breads, and vegetables. 

Makes about 3 cups.

Recipe from Southern Living, October 2006