Tomato and Basil Spread
 
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A creamy, rich, robust Italian tomato spread that is slightly garlicky with little hints of basil and made with greek yogurt.
Serves: A little over 1 cup
Ingredients
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 oz can tomato paste (I used Contadina Tomato Paste)
  • 1 dash sugar
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground pepper
  • ¼ tsp. thyme, fresh
  • ½ tsp. oregano, dried
  • 5 leaves basil, chopped fine
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup greek yogurt, plain
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, add garlic, tomato pasta, sugar, salt, pepper, thyme and oregano and mix until combined. Stir in fresh basil leaves. While stirring, drizzle two tablespoons of olive oil. Mix in greek yogurt.
  2. Serve with Italian crackers, celery, bread sticks, use as a sandwich spread or smear on a baguette.
Notes
Calories per 2 tbsp.: 46.5, Fat: 2.8, Sodium; 29, Cholesterol: 0, Potassium: 3.7, Carbs: 3.7, Fiber: 1, Sugar: 2, Protein: 2.2
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 tbsp.
Recipe by Peanut Butter and Peppers at http://www.peanutbutterandpeppers.com/2014/04/04/tomato-and-basil-spread/