Sun-Dried Tomato Lavender Spread

Sun-Dried Tomato Lavender Spread

This Sun-Dried Tomato Lavender Spread is herbal, savoury, and absolutely delicious. And most importantly, it is a breeze to make. Serve it on a toast or with crackers for a wonderful breakfast, appetizer, or snack.

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Sun-Dried Tomato Lavender Spread

Hello folks – how are you doing? Did you have a nice weekend, and you are now ready to tackle this new week?

If you know me a bit, you are probably aware of my love for lavender. And if you are still skeptical about this herb, I encourage you to start using it. It is weather you like it or hate it, and you will need to experiment with it first to make sure what category you belong to.

Sweet lavender Recipes

Naturally, you can utilize lavender in many sweet recipes, as well as drinks.

Crêpes with Lavender Citrus Sauce

Lavender Goat Cheese Spread

Lavender Ice Cream

Empress Lavender Lemonade

Lavender Empress 1908 Cocktail

Savoury Lavender Recipes

But you may be surprised that you lavender with many savoury ingredients and dishes!

Lavender Chive Thyme Butter

Lavender Roasted Potatoes

Watermelon Lavender Salad

Lavender Barbeque Sauce Meatballs

Pasta Salad with Creamy Lavender Sauce

In the book “Cooking with Lavender” by Nancy Baggett, I found a useful chapter on lavender pairings. While some of the ingredients from that list were not surprising to me, many flavours in fact were. For instance, I never would have thought of pairing lavender with cheeses, watermelons, pasta, tomatoes, legumes, and many more.

Sun-Dried Tomato Lavender Spread

This Sun-Dried Tomato Lavender Spread was inspired by the above-mentioned book; there is a recipe for fresh tomatoes and lavender topping for bruschetta (or dip.) Here I have my own spin. The combination of cream cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, and smoky notes turned out to be so good. And it’s super quick and easy to make it. You should try! :)

I hope you like this Sun-Dried Tomato Lavender Spread, and you will give it a try soon! If you make it, let me know in this post or send me an Instagram message or share you photos adding the hashtag #havocinthekitchen.

Cheers!

Sun-Dried Tomato Lavender Spread

Sun-Dried Tomato Lavender Spread

Recipe by Ben | HavocinthekitchenCourse: Appetizers, Breakfast, Snacks
Servings

6-8

servings
Prep time

10

minutes

This Sun-Dried Tomato Lavender Spread is herbal, savoury, and absolutely delicious. And most importantly, it is a breeze to make. Serve it on a toast or with crackers for a wonderful breakfast, appetizer, or snack.

Ingredients

  • 250 gr. (~ a bit more than one cup) plain cream cheese

  • 1/2 cup (about 35 gr.) sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained but some oil reserved*

  • *1-3 tbsp. oil from sun-dried tomatoes, as needed

  • 1/2 tbsp. or more dried culinary lavender, roughly minced

  • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika

  • 1/4 tsp. chipotle powder

  • 1/4 tsp. salt, or more to taste

Directions

  • Combine the cream cheese, tomatoes, 1 tbsp. of oil from sun-dried tomatoes, lavender, smoked paprika, and chipotle powder in a food processor or blender and process until smooth. Stir in more oil if necessary. Try and adjust seasoning, if necessary. Transfer to a serving bowl or container and enjoy with bread, crackers, etc. Keep the spread refrigerated for 3-4 days. Enjoy!

12 thoughts on “Sun-Dried Tomato Lavender Spread

  1. David @ Spiced says:

    I wouldn’t have thought about pairing lavender with tomatoes, either. But adding a smoky element is always a good idea in my book! This sounds like a fun summer appetizer idea for entertaining friends. The lavender king strikes again!
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  2. Michelle says:

    Oooh I’ve yet to incorporate lavender with tomato but this looks delicious! Another stunning combination, Ben!

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