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Shrimp Dip with Pesto

This is a simple but tasty dip that can be made up in a few minutes.
  • 1 8 ounce / 250 g package Cream Cheese at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon / 15 ml mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup / 125 ml prepared Pesto
  • 1 1/2 cups / 375 ml small cooked bay shrimp
  • 1 tomato, seeded and chopped
  • about 1/2 pound / 250 g grated cheese -Your choice of Mozzarella, Jack or Swiss  
  • Chopped green onions or parsley
  1. Beat cream cheese with mayonnaise until smooth.
  2. Spread cream cheese in an even layer to the edges of a serving platter.
  3. Spoon Pesto over cream cheese, leaving an inch of the cream cheese as a pretty border,
  4. Distribute shrimp over pesto.
  5. Top with a layer of chopped tomato.
  6. Sprinkle grated cheese over tomato and top with chopped green onions or parsley.
  7. Cover and refrigerate until serving. 
  8. Serve with crackers.


  1. What a beautiful presentation. This looks scrumptious! I am having friends in for games night, this would be nice to serve them.

  2. I come here every day. It is my mini personal retreat when I do that. I feel a sense of calm when I peek into your kitchen everyday wondering what your lives must really be like. You have this confidence through your faith that shines brightly into this dark world right into my life. Ladies I just want you to know what a special ministry you have here. The delectable recipes that come from you homes to ours are so appreciated and so are each of you. You have ministered into my life. BTW what a nice looking dip today. I don't often comment, but I just thought perhaps you needed encouragement today. A fellow sister in Christ.

    1. Thank you for your encouragement. It delivered a ray of sunshine to all of us today. As we've said often, we are 10 ordinary women with lives full of time pressures, jobs and family responsibilities, experiencing daily joys and challenges just like all of our readers. So it is good to hear that some of what we do here blesses others as well. Thank you from all of us. 1 Thess. 1:2.

  3. Oh - you had me at pesto and shrimp! This looks like a winner "appie" for sure! Thanks Bev!


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