Bagel and Schmear with Pesto

Outsourcing your bagel is expensive and hidden ingredients can be problematic. This delicious flavored cream cheese concept can be varied with tomato or anchovy paste in place of the pesto.

Serving size

½ bagel + 2 tablespoons of spread

Makes

3

Ingredients

1½ bagels

½ cup plain cream cheese

1 tablespoon pesto sauce

½ teaspoon chives, finely chopped

2 tablespoons onion, minced

Water (if needed to make the cream cheese more spreadable)

Nutrition Info

Makes:Serving size: ½ bagel + 2 tablespoons of spread

Calories

289

Fat

16 g

Saturated Fat

8 g

Cholesterol

59 mg

Carbohydrates

29 g

Sugar

6 g

Fiber

1 g

Protein

8 g

Sodium

362 mg

Calcium

164 mg

Phosphorus

106 mg

Potassium

140 mg

Instructions

  1. Slice bagels into halves.
  2. Beat cream cheese until smooth and add pesto sauce.
  3. Mix well and add water if needed for better moisture.
  4. Add chives and onions.
  5. Stir until the pieces are evenly distributed.
  6. Spread the flavored cream cheese spread onto the selected bagels.

 

Recipe contributed by FamilyCook Productions

Make your own pesto to limit the amount of sodium.

For a crispier texture, you can toast your bagel beforehand.