Mediterranean cheese and vegetable Layered Appetizer SpreadFrom midgelet 4 years ago
- 2 cups (16 ounces) Quark or similar substitute ( cream cheese, ricotta cheese, mascarpone, etc. ) shopping list
- 2 large cloves baked garlic*, divided shopping list
- 1/3 cup roasted red pepper puree** shopping list
- OR 1 jar (4 ounces) sliced pimentos, drained and pureed shopping list
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided shopping list
- 1/3 cup prepared basil pesto sauce shopping list
- cheesecloth, as needed shopping list
How to make it
- Divide Quark evenly into 2 small bowls.
- Red Layer: mix Quark, 1 garlic clove, red pepper puree and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
- Green layer: mix Quark, pesto, remaining garlic and salt.
- Line a 3 cup bowl with 4 layers of cheesecloth.
- Spoon 1/2 red Quark mixture in bottom of bowl; top with 1/2 green Quark mixture.
- Repeat layers.
- Fold cheesecloth over top, cover and refrigerate until chilled.
- To serve, lift cheesecloth over edges of bowl.
- Cover bowl with a serving plate; invert.
- Remove bowl and cheesecloth.
- Serve with French bread slices.
- How to bake garlic*:
- Bake whole garlic bulbs in baking dish in 375 degree F. oven for about 45 minutes.
- Cool; separate cloves and squeeze out garlic.
- How to roast peppers: *
- Cut red pepper in half lengthwise, seed.
- Place cut side down on baking sheet.
- Broil until skin is blistered, 3 to 5 minutes.
- Place pepper in a plastic bag with a damp paper towel to steam.
- When cool, remove skin and puree.
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