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Anchovy, Cream Cheese, and Hot Pepper Spread

Anchovy, Cream Cheese, and Hot Pepper Spread

Rebecca Haley-Park
Don’t be afraid of anchovies! They bring briny umami to this dip accented by creamy, fresh cheese and zingy hot peppers. Fresh veggies bring crunch and springtime vibes.


  • 16 anchovy fillets
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup 8 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ pound mixed hot peppers such as jalapeños, serranos, cherry peppers, and fresnos, seeded and roughly chopped
  • Water crackers for serving
  • Sliced radishes for serving
  • Sliced cucumbers for serving


  • ►Add anchovies, garlic, and cream cheese to a food processor. Blend until fluffy and fully incorporated. Add hot peppers and pulse until just combined.
  • ►Serve with water crackers, sliced radishes, and sliced cucumbers.

Rebecca Haley-Park

Rebecca Haley-Park is culture's former editor and resident stinky cheese cheerleader. A native New Englander, she holds a BFA in creative writing from University of Maine at Farmington.

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