Crunchy sunflower seeds and sweet raisins are stirred into yogurt cheese in this tasty spread for toasted whole-grain bread or crackers.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September 1997
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine yogurt cheese, raisins, sunflower seeds, sugar, cinnamon and salt in a small bowl and mix well.

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Tips

Tips: To make yogurt cheese: Line a colander with a large cotton towel or double thickness of cheesecloth, and place the colander in the sink. Add 1 cup low-fat plain yogurt. Let stand for 15 minutes then place the colander over a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 24 hours. Gathering the edges of the towel together, gently squeeze out any remaining liquid. Transfer the yogurt cheese to an airtight container. Makes 1/2 cup. Cover and chill for up to 1 week.

To toast sunflower seeds: Place in a small dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

26.4 calories; protein 1.2g 2% DV; carbohydrates 4.1g 1% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 0.2g 1% DV; sugars 2.2g; fat 0.7g 1% DV; saturated fat 0.1g 1% DV; cholesterol 0.4mg; vitamin a iu 1IU; vitamin c 0.2mg; folate 4.4mcg 1% DV; calcium 26.5mg 3% DV; iron 0.1mg 1% DV; magnesium 4.4mg 2% DV; potassium 50mg 1% DV; sodium 23.2mg 1% DV; thiaminmg 1% DV.