Your bagel will be far from boring when you punch up the cream cheese with chives and bacon!
Servings: Serves 4
- 1/2 cup chopped chives
- 1 teaspoon whole milk
- 8 ounces regular or reduced-fat cream cheese , at room temperature
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
- 4 slices crispy bacon
- 4 bagels , sliced in half
- 4 thick slices tomato
In the bowl of a food processor, combine chives and milk. Pulse several times, scraping down sides with a rubber spatula. Add cream cheese in 3 batches, scraping sides as needed until well blended. Add salt and pepper. Store mixture in a plastic container. (Can be made in advance and refrigerated for 2 to 3 days.)
Crumble bacon and add to cream cheese mixture. Toast bagels, spread with cream cheese, and top with a tomato slice.