Fiery cheese and chives


  • Prep Time5 mins
  • Total Time5 mins
  • Makes1 -1/4 cups (300 mL)


  • 250-g pkg cream cheese, at room temperature

  • 1/4 cup chopped chives, or finely chopped green onion

  • 2 tbsp hot sauce, such as Dan T's Spiced Cayenne Sauce


  • Place room-temperature cream cheese in a small bowl. Or remove cold cheese from wrapping and place in a bowl. Microwave, uncovered, on high until softened, from 45 to 60 seconds. Stir in chives and hot sauce. Turn into a dish and serve with a small knife for spreading. Covered and refrigerated, spread keeps well for 3 days.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 30, Protein 0.9g, Carbohydrates 0.7g, Fat 2.7g, Sodium 63mg.

Here's a spicy new spin on a classic spread from Therese Taylor. Try spreading it liberally on bagel chips or small rice cakes.