Quick and easy. Made to recipe using fat-free sour cream. Attractive presentation, good summertime flavors.
Basil Parmesan Dip with Pita Chips
carolfitz Posted: 07/18/09
alithurbs Posted: 06/26/09
Yummy alternative to pesto -- and delicious with all sorts of chips/crackers. Go easy on the lemon juice (unless you're particularly fond of lemon flavor--as my Mom is) otherwise the lemon comes close to overpowering the fresh basil flavor.
lollypaul Posted: 08/02/09
This was really easy to make, and uses up a lot of basil! It was very fresh tasting and delicious--a definite keeper! I made it the night before and stuck it in the fridge--didn't have any problems with water leaking out of the basil as did a previous reviewer. I used shredded Parmesan cheese instead of the other.
jonesmpls Posted: 07/24/09
A great dip to take advantage of summer basil! I would go easy on the lemon and let the pesto flavor stand out. This dip does not keep long; the basil lets out its water after a few hours and makes the dip quite liquidy.
Mleigh Posted: 08/03/09
I appreciated the fact that this recipe did not make a vat of dip. I also appreciated the fact that it used a lot of basil (I'm always looking for ways to use basil this time of year). It was a little too salty for my taste (because of the parmesan cheese). Served it with Stacy's pita chips, rather than making my own.
wwubbs Posted: 07/29/09
I've made this twice and we've enjoyed it both times. The neighbor came over to get the recipe because she loved the flavor as well. We added more parmesan, which thickened the dip a little and then spread it on sliced baguettes. Excellent flavor! Our neighbor used mayo instead of light sour cream and used it as a spread on sandwiches. Either way, it's a fabulous summertime dip!
Chiccook Posted: 08/30/09
Great easy appetizer to prepare. The only thing I would omit is the salt. Parmesan cheese has enough of a saltly taste. I used finely ground Parmesan cheese (from Whole Foods). I will make this over and over. Great summer appetizer!
tara31 Posted: 08/02/09
Simple and delicious! I used shredded parmesan and two cloves of garlic - it was ready in 10 minutes! Served with store-bought garlic pita chips. Makes a great appetizer!
MrCairo Posted: 10/05/09
I have made this a few times and always get rave reviews. To counter the wateriness that can come from using fresh basil, I use the basil paste in a tube, about two tablespoonfuls or to taste. I also serve with Stacy's pita chips instead of making my own. I love it and especially like the fact that it doesn't make a ton of dip, but you can double the recipe if you need more.
sammylola Posted: 10/30/09
I love this dip and have made it a few times now.
MDJones Posted: 02/06/10
I have made this several times and everyone loves it. It can get too salty as many parmesans are different. I combine all ingredients, excluding salt until I've tasted the dip. If it needs the salt, I add it. If the cheese alone makes it too salty, adding a little extra lemon helps.
fireoff Posted: 05/11/10
This is amazing but I must warn you if you don't like basil then don't try this because the basil is very strong. I have taken this to many partys and it always get rave reviews. I buy stacie's pita chips and just make the dip. Easy and tasty!