Graduation Spread


So named because I made this when relatives came into town for my husband's college graduation. This cream cheese and olive mixture makes for a unique texture; the flavors taste best if allowed to meld overnight. It is great served with a small, crusty bread. Its a crowd pleaser!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
12 to 15 servings


  • 2 (3 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • 1 (6 ounce) can pitted black olives, chopped

  • 1 (5 ounce) jar pitted green olives

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 4 tablespoons sesame seeds


  1. In a medium size bowl, whip softened cream cheese with a whisk. Mix in olives, parsley, and red pepper flakes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Spoon mixture into a serving bowl, and top with sesame seeds.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

97 Calories
10g Fat
2g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 97
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 447mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 46mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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