I made pierogi for dinner last night. Unfortunately, that is a pretty colorless meal. So I decided to throw together some peas and carrots as a side dish. As I was also considering blending some sour cream and cilantro to top the pierogi, I decided to combine that idea with the vegetables instead. It was delicious, although a bit rich - so I might cut down on the cream cheese next time.
The concoction ended up like this:
Cilantro Creamed Peas & Carrots
2 oz cream cheese
1/4 C fat free sour cream
large hand-full cilantro
1 T grated parmesan
salt, pepper, garlic powder
Cooked peas and carrots
Blend all sauce ingredients in a food processor until cilantro is well chopped. Heat in a saucepan and add cooked peas and carrots. Top with paprika.