Cheese, pesto and walnut dip

    15 min

    This is a delicious dip, which is quick and easy to make. Cream cheese is blended with soured cream and Parmesan, then layered with pesto and walnuts. Serve with crackers or crostini.

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    Serves: 16 

    • 225g cream cheese, softened
    • 75ml soured cream or creme fraiche
    • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
    • 6 tablespoons pesto
    • 4 tablespoons chopped toasted walnuts

    Prep:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. In a medium bowl, blend cream cheese, soured cream and Parmesan cheese.
    2. In a small clear glass serving dish, spread 1/3 the cream cheese mixture. Top with 2 tablespoons pesto. Repeat layering, ending with a topping of pesto. Sprinkle with walnuts and serve.

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    Reviews in English (38)


    very rich but everyone loves it. I thinnned it out a little by using more sour cream and whipped it in a mixer. I made it twice this Christams, the first time I used regular cream cheese and sour cream, the second time with light cream cheese and reduced fat sour cream. It was just as good. bought french bread loaf and sliced and broiled it myself instead of using crackers. Made a difference. Also for christmas touch, I layered the top with the cream cheese filling and then used the pesto to make a star on top. festive!  -  26 Dec 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    The pesto dip is quite tasty; it was popular with my friends. I will have to try harder next time to make it pretty.  -  23 Sep 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I served this as an appetizer for Christmas Eve and it was a big hit! Instead of serving it in a trifle bowl, I served it in individual glass bowls (still layered) along with toasted french bread.  -  10 Feb 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)