Green-Garlic & Cream Cheese

Try dolloping this zippy spread on cucumber slices for a satisfying snack. Or spread it on a whole-grain bagel, rice cake, or crackers, and top with whatever crunchy vegetables you like.

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Hands-on time: 10   |    Total time: 10   |    Makes: 1 cup (about


Clean scissors
Measuring spoons
Medium-sized bowl
Rubber spatula
Lidded container 


1 (4-ounce) package cream cheese, softened at room temperature
2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon finely snipped green garlic shoots or chives or scallions
1⁄4 teaspoon salt


Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your equipment and ingredients and put them on a counter.

  1. Put all the ingredients in the bowl and mash with the fork until combined.
  2. Scrape into the lidded container and refrigerate up to 5 days. 


It’s actually easier to snip up garlic greens (or chives) with scissors than to chop them with a knife. We love kitchen scissors and use ours all the time, but any clean pair of scissors will do. Just wash and dry them well before and after using them in the kitchen.