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Borage Party Spread

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


1 cup

Downy gray-green leaves and sky-blue star-shaped flowers make a delightful attraction in a garden. This herb is an annual and has a cucumber-like flavor. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons shredded carrot
  • Snack bread, toasted English muffins or miniature bagels
  • Young borage leaves (2 to 3 inches)
  • Borage flowers, sepals removed, optional


  1. In a bowl, beat cream cheese, milk and garlic salt until smooth. Stir in the red pepper and carrot. Spread over bread. Garnish with borage leaves and flowers if desired.
Editor's Note
Verify that flowers are edible and have not been treated with chemicals.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 102 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 199mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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