Kid-Friendly Pesto Cream Cheese Dip

We currently have an abundance of basil in our garden.  This was an attempt to make use of the abundance.  Just went with the Dill Dip recipe from Joy of Cooking, but switched out the dill for pesto and added minced garlic.  We have been loving it with crackers and veggies for lunches.

8 oz. cream cheese
1 cup sour cream (or yogurt for a healthier alternative)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup basil, processed in food processor
2 cloves garlic, minced


  1. In electric mixer, cream together cream cheese and sour cream.  
  2. Add salt.  
  3. Mince 6-8 handfuls fresh basil leaves in food processor to make pesto.  
  4. Mince garlic.  
  5. Mix in basil and garlic to cream mixture.
  6. Dip with veggies and crackers.


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