Basil, Lemon and Pinenut Dip Recipe | Legendairy

Basil, Lemon and Pinenut Dip


6
Easy
10 MINS

Serve this dip at your next barbecue and you will be hunted down for the recipe.

INGREDIENTS

  • 125g reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves
  • 3 teaspoons toasted pinenuts
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 24 crackers, for serving
  • fresh vegetables, for serving

METHOD

  1. Place cheese, basil, nuts, garlic, rind and pepper in a food processor and process until smooth and combined. Transfer to a serving bowl, cover and refrigerate until required.
  2. Serve dip with crackers and fresh vegetables.

NUTRITION (PER SERVE)

Energy (kj) 602
Protein (g) 5.9
Fat, Total (g) 3.8
Saturated (g) 2.3
Carbohydrates (g) 17
Sugars (g) 16.9
Dietry Fibre (g) 1.4
Sodium (mg) 90
Calcium (mg) 209
Iron (mg) 0.6

HANDY TIPS

This is a simple and delicious dip to serve at a party. Try using the leftovers as a sandwich spread. Dinner Tip! Creamy Chicken Filo Parcels: Spread 1 tablespoon of this dip over half a skinless chicken breast, top with slices of mushroom, wrap in 3 layers of filo pastry, like a parcel. Spray lightly with olive oil and bake for 35-30 minutes until golden and chicken is cooked through.

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