Goat Cheese Spread (Dip) with Spinach-Basil Pesto

Categories: 30 Minutes or Less | Budget Friendly | Comfort Food | Healthy | Kid-Friendly | Snacks | Spotlight | Starters & Appetizers | Vegetable

[14 Mar 2012 | Recipe By | 2 Comment(s) ]
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Goat Cheese Spread (Dip) with Spinach-Basil Pesto

I’ve tried this recipe quite a few times and find this to be one of the simplest and easiest appetizers to put together both as a dip and a spread with some water crackers.

From the original site:  I customized this recipe for pesto by playing with the key ingredients. I use fresh basil and spinach leaves in a 1:1 ratio and this sort of avoids the intensity that you would get by just adding basil or replacing it entirely with spinach. Another twist is instead of pine nuts I use walnuts and blanched almonds in equal amounts- again, because I like these over pine nuts.

To make a dip and a spread using this pesto recipe I added in goat cheese. Unlike cheeses made form cow’s milk, Goat cheese has a natural tart that blends in and adds a more creamy and acidic flavor to the pesto. The good part about Goat cheese is that it complements the pesto rather than neutralizing it completely.

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  • Shirley Watson said:

    This is an awesome recipe. The photograph looks very inviting. This is sure to be on the game menu in the Watson household.

    -SW

  • wanderingladle said:

    @Shirley – Thank you. So glad you liked the recipe. Hope you and your family enjoys this recipe.

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