Prep Time
10 Mins
Bake Time
7 Mins
Makes 1 1/3 cups

This is a great recipe for after-work entertaining; you can make it up to two days ahead.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place 2 Tbsp. pine nuts in a single layer in a shallow pan.

Step 2

Bake at 350°, stirring occasionally, 5 to 7 minutes or until toasted. Remove from pan.

Step 3

Process cream cheese and next 5 ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Transfer to a serving bowl. Top evenly with toasted pine nuts, and serve with assorted crackers or pita chips.

Ratings & Reviews

KathyinManvel's Review

June 25, 2011
The tastes in this dip are really outstanding. It makes a large amount, for smaller gatherings halving the recipe works well.

Aggie03's Review

July 29, 2009
Delicious and easy! It can be made ahead and is good leftover. I've made this dip several times and gotten rave reviews, even from my husband who doesn't really like pesto or bell peppers. I substituted 1/3-less-fat cream cheese the second time and thought it was just as good as the original recipe. We love it with toasted cracker "chips" or the butter crackers that are pretzel on one side.