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