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Pesto and Goat Cheese Dip

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Russ Myers

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@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!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
MAKES ABOUT 2 CUPS
Prep:
10 Min
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

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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

How to Make Pesto and Goat Cheese Dip

Step-by-Step

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

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About Pesto and Goat Cheese Dip

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




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