Pesto and Goat Cheese Dip

Russ Myers

By
@Beegee1947

This dip sings of summer! Just the smell of it puts me in a good mood! I start by making a homemade Basil Pesto. I then mix the pesto with tangy goat cheese for pop and cream cheese for balance. It’s a combination that’s hard to top. I make this picking food several times throughout the summer for family and friends and it’s always a big hit!


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Serves:

MAKES ABOUT 2 CUPS

Prep:

10 Min

Method:

No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

4 oz
goat cheese
1 pkg
8-ounce cream cheese, softened
1 c
homemade basil pesto

HOMEMADE BASIL PESTO

2 clove
garlic, peeled
3 Tbsp
raw walnuts
1/4 tsp
kosher salt
1/4 tsp
black pepper
3 c
lightly packed fresh basil leaves, stemmed
1/2 c
grated parmesan cheese
1/2 c
extra virgin olive oil

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place ingredients in a large bowl; stir until thoroughly combined. Serve immediately with chips (kettle chips are my favorite), crackers or fresh veggies.
2
Basil Pesto:

Place garlic, walnuts, salt and black pepper in a blender or the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade; process to the crumb stage. Add basil and remaining ingredients; puree until smooth.

Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for 1 week or freeze for up to 6 months.

Makes about 1 cup.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy