Thursday, September 3, 2009

Pesto Dip


This is a very quick and easy appetizer. If you have the ingredients on hand it only takes a few minutes to put together and it is delicious.
  • 1 250 g. ( 8 oz.) package cream cheese, at room temperature
  • a small jar of prepared pesto
  • oil packed, sun-dried tomatoes,
  • pine nuts, lightly toasted and salted if desired
  1. Beat cream cheese until light and smooth and spread on a small platter or dinner plate.
  2. Spoon prepared pesto over cream cheese, leaving a bit of the cream cheese showing around the edge.
  3. Arrange the sun dried tomatoes evenly over the pesto layer. If they are large, cut them into smaller pieces first.
  4. Sprinkle with pine nuts and refrigerate for an hour or so to blend the flavours.
  5. Serve with crackers or sliced baguette.

12 comments:

  1. Hey....Bev...this is right up my alley! Never thot of combining these as a 'dip'. Usually I make it all and plop it on individual crackers but this is served up so nicely...very nice! I like it...will definitely bring this one in to work...they'll love me for it! Thanks for sharing this recipe idea!

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  2. This looks really good, and it's a new one to me. Kathy

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  3. I'm amazed at how beautiful your food photos are. I watched a show on food network a few weeks back where the chefs had to make the food inedible so that they would photograph well (i.e. soap in the orange juice to make it look freshly poured). It's a pleasure to see magazine quality photos and know that it is REAL food that's being photographed. =) They all look delicious!

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  4. Perfect for a treat while watching soccer or football!

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  5. Very pretty presentation ... I made this dip a short while ago...My recipe was a little different.. It had shredded cheese on top instead of the nuts and then put in the oven for 20 minutes and served warm. My son in law LOVED it -- which pleased ME !! smile

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  6. I think I've had this before but I can't think where. . .someones house. I can almost taste the flavour combination now. . .thanks Bev.

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  7. This is the one you brought to our luncheon, isn't it? I'm so glad you posted it, Bev!

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  8. I don't know how I found your blog but I love it!!! You have so many good recipes. I have an overload of Tomatoes this year do you have any good recipes I can use them in?

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  9. This is a wonderful appetizer recipe, so nice & easy. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. I'll bet this is a big crowd pleaser!!

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  11. I caught this a while back when Bev posted it earlier...anyways it's in my list of appetizers for a function that I will entertain later in November. It's excellent. I have tried this recipe.

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  12. Thank you for this unique recipe. I have been searching out a vegetarian pesto (a lot use parmesan with rennet), if I find it, this recipe is scheduled.

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