Philadelphia Salad

March 13, 2008 By: erik Category: Food, Photos, Spain 1,518 views

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Salad Cream CheeseI thought I’d write about my new favorite salad topping: cream cheese. My wife found it in the supermarket while buying cream cheese for her cheesecake. When we ran out, I tried with some regular spreadable cream cheese, and it didn’t work quite as well as the packaged block for salads, but it might have been that the spreadable was “light”. It still works, and you should try it even if you can’t find the specially packaged “salad cream cheese”.

At first, we weren’t sure we liked it, but by about the second or third time we had a salad with these cream cheese cubes, we loved it!
Salad Cream Cheese

Interestingly, the word for cream cheese in Spanish is queso filadelfia. It’s one of those brand names that enjoys being synonymous with its product, like Kleenex or Frisbee.

Salad with Cream Cheese Cubes

Cut into small pea-sized cubes and sprinkled on the salad.

Try it. You’ll thank me.

  • Or Q-Tips. Though I suppose they’re just called hisopos there, ¿no?

  • BastoncillosI thought you were suggesting another salad topping there for a second. I’m pretty sure I’ve never actually needed the word for Q-Tips in Spanish, but I’ve done some research in the upstairs bathroom, and it seems that they are called bastoncillos here…or at least by this brand.

    Good to know.

  • band-aids?

  • In a salad!?? That’s gross, Alan!

  • Looks interesting. We don’t usually put cheese in our salads, but maybe we’ll try it.

  • Try this recipe it’s like the best food thing to come out or Australia since a convict called Sherl put some prawns on a barbie in 1891.

    * 250 g tub PHILADELPHIA Spreadable Cream Cheese
    * 1 bunch coriander, washed well leaves removed whole
    * 125 g CARR’S* Table Water Crackers
    * 1/2 cup Sweet Chilli Sauce

    1. Turn out tub of Philadelphia Cream Cheese into attractive deep serving bowl. Pour over Chilli Sauce.

    2. Garnish with handful of whole coriander leaves. Serve with bowl of water crackers and small knife for spreading.

    Serves: 1 although it helps to have a stick to smack other people on the fingers if they try to steal any

  • That sounds fantastic, Hubbers! Hmmm… quarter kilo of cream cheese….