BLT Spread

Aired May 14, 2008

Serves 4 servings
A drizzle of EVOO Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4 slices turkey bacon, finely chopped
1 small leek, quartered lengthwise, white and tender green parts chopped, rinsed and dried
A pinch of salt
Freshly ground black pepper
8 ounces low-fat or regular cream cheese, softened at room temperature
1 plum tomato, seeded and finely chopped

Place a small skillet over medium heat with a drizzle of EVOO. Once the skillet is hot, add the chopped bacon and cook, stirring frequently, for 3-4 minutes, until the bacon is crispy. Drain off any excess fat. Add the leeks to the pan, season with a pinch of salt and black pepper to taste, and cook until the leeks are tender, 2-3 minutes.

Cool the bacon and leeks in a bowl for 1 minute, combine with the cream cheese, then fold in the tomatoes.

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