Creamy pesto herb spread

    15 min

    This spread is so simple if you're in a pinch for what to serve at an impromptu party. Serve with crackers, crudités or pitta triangles. Leftovers are great on a sandwich.

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    Serves: 20 

    • 2 (200g) tubs cream cheese
    • 3 tablespoons shop-bought pesto
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
    • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander

    Prep:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Place cream cheese and pesto in a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth. Mix in the chives and coriander. Continue blending until smooth. Transfer to a mould lined with cling film. Cover and chill in the refrigerator 1 hour, or until firm. Turn out onto a plate to serve.

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    This is soooo good! It's a million times better than what you get in a store. I added some sun dried tomatoes to it and wow! I dipped anything from carrots, celery, crackers, & bread and it was fab. Why haven't more people tried it? Maybe they will now that there's a review. It was so easy by the way, there's no excuse not to make it.  -  11 Mar 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    With basil so prolific in my garden, this was perfect to use the basil pesto I've already made with it. Since the pesto is already so flavorful and green I didn't bother with either the chives or the cilantro. Actually, I know I wouldn't have liked the cilantro in here anyway, as I find the flavors conflicting.  -  24 Jun 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Fantastic and very, very quick and easy. I used fresh parsley because I didn't have cilantro available and it was wonderful. I'll definitely make this again and again.  -  28 Aug 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)