No carrots are in it, but this eye-catching appetizer was a big hit this Easter (2015). Not too salty and not too spicy... just right! And for me the hostess, it was quick and easy to make - an extra bonus! Serve with crackers, pita chips, or toast. Create your own shape to accent your next holiday or special occasion table.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Chop black olives and green olives in a food processor or a food chopper.

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  • Mix cream cheese, 4 ounces Cheddar cheese, chopped olives, and taco seasoning together in a bowl using an electric mixer on low speed. Increase speed to medium and mix until well combined.

  • Transfer cheese mixture to a flat serving plate. Shape cheese mixture into a 2-inch-thick carrot shape using a silicone bowl scraper. Press 2 ounces Cheddar cheese over the entire "carrot". Insert parsley sprigs into the top of the "carrot". Remove excess cheese from the plate using a damp napkin. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

208 calories; protein 7.1g 14% DV; carbohydrates 3.4g 1% DV; fat 19g 29% DV; cholesterol 56mg 19% DV; sodium 390.2mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2019
I changed everything except the shape and the cheeses. I just didn t have time Easter morning so I mixed knorr vegetable dip packet into 2 cream cheeses (8 ounces each) and 1/4 mayonnaise then added 1/3 cup finely diced red pepper. I followed the directions to shape and decorate. People loved it at our Easter dinner! Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/16/2017
Sorry but this spread tasted terrible. The taco seasoning is just not the right combo with the other ingredients. Too salty all around. Fewer olives maybe a season salt or garlic salt instead? Read More
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2019
I changed everything except the shape and the cheeses. I just didn t have time Easter morning so I mixed knorr vegetable dip packet into 2 cream cheeses (8 ounces each) and 1/4 mayonnaise then added 1/3 cup finely diced red pepper. I followed the directions to shape and decorate. People loved it at our Easter dinner! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
04/16/2017
Sorry but this spread tasted terrible. The taco seasoning is just not the right combo with the other ingredients. Too salty all around. Fewer olives maybe a season salt or garlic salt instead? Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2019
Delicious and perfect for Easter! I don t agree with the poor reviews Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/17/2017
This was fun! I made as written and even though I'm not quite sure the green olives fit in the dish I liked them. Read More
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