Brunch might be the most fun meal of the day. It’s not breakfast, it’s not lunch, it’s all your favorite foods AND it can last all afternoon. We love a good bagel and cream cheese, but what if you gave the ole smear an upgrade with a thick balsamic vinaigrette? Take a look at the recipe below that combines cream cheese and Excite My Bite Balsamic Vinaigrette…you may have just changed the brunch game for good if you serve this at your table!

1 packet of cream cheese
1/4 cup of Excite My Bite Balsamic Vinaigrette
1 tomato
1 packed of smoked salmon (optional)
Chopped parsley (for garnish)

Take out cream cheese and let warm till room temperature (or soft.) In the meantime, wash and finely chop about a small handful of parsley – or more, if you like. Wash and slice tomato thinly.
Measure out 1/4 cup of Excite My Bite Balsamic Vinaigrette. Start to stir up cream cheese, and gradually pour in, stirring as you go until entirely blended. Top with chopped parsley, and serve on a pretty platter with bagels, smoked salmon and fresh tomato. It makes an “exciting” smear for any bagel breakfast!