Sunday, July 10, 2011

Pesto Sicilian Dip

My family loves this! We like to take appetizer dishes and serve them as entrees for a light dinner. If you serve this on crostini with a light salad or fresh fruit, it make a s great light summer dinner. Otherwise serve it with your favorite crackers for a great appetizer.

Pesto Sicilian Dip
  • 1 pkg 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup Miracle Whip
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 Tbsp pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil and lemon basil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 cup chopped artichokes
  • 1 cup chopped roasted red peppers
  • 1/2 cup shredded Italian blend cheese
Whip cream cheese and Miracle Whip together. Place in bowl or on serving platter. Blend oil, nuts, basil, salt, garlic powder and lemon zest in blender or Magic Bullet - set aside. Top cheese mixture with peppers, artichokes and cheese. Drizzle pesto sauce over top. Serve with crostini or crackers!

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