Sun Dried Tomatoes, Pesto and Cream Cheese Cold Dip

Sun Dried Tomatoes, Pesto and Cream Cheese Cold Dip

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pesto cream cheese dip | sun dried pesto and cream cheese dip | Indian style pesto cream cheese cold dip | with 27 amazing images.

pesto cream cheese dip is an Indian style pesto cream cheese cold dip made of 3 dips. This sun dried pesto and cream cheese dip is an amazing and colourful appetizer for a party.

The Indian style pesto cream cheese cold dip consists of three layers and we show you to make the pesto mixture in 9 steps, the sun dried tomato mixture in 7 steps and how to do the cream cheese layer in 3 steps.

To make the pesto cream cheese dip take a deep glass jar, spread the cream cheese evenly at the bottom with the piping bag. Top the cream cheese layer with the pesto mixture. Then top it with the sun-dried tomato. Using a small spoon spread sun dried pesto and cream cheese dip evenly and refrigerate it for 1 hour.

In India, the pesto sauce is made with walnuts which are far cheaper than pine-nuts and the taste is awesome.

Serve sun dried pesto and cream cheese dip with carrot or cucumber sticks as they will enable you to pick the dip flavour.

You can also try these recipes Olive Cream Cheese Dip and Radish, Cucumber and Curd Dip.

Learn to make pesto cream cheese dip | sun dried pesto and cream cheese dip | Indian style pesto cream cheese cold dip | with step by step photos and video below.

Sun Dried Tomatoes, Pesto and Cream Cheese Cold Dip recipe - How to make Sun Dried Tomatoes, Pesto and Cream Cheese Cold Dip

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients


For Sun Dried Tomatoes , Pesto and Cream Cheese Cold Dip
1/2 cup cream cheese

For The Pesto Mixture
2 cups fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (akhrot)
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/2 tsp lemon juice
salt to taste

For The Sun-dried Tomatoes Mixture
3/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes , soaked , drained and chopped
salt to taste
1 tbsp olive oil

For Serving With Sun Dried Tomatoes , Pesto and Cream Cheese Cold Dip
vegetable crudités
potato wafers

Method
For the pesto mixture

    For the pesto mixture
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a mixer and blend into a smooth paste without adding water. Keep aside.

For the sun-dried tomatoes mixture

    For the sun-dried tomatoes mixture
  1. Combine the sun dried tomatoes, ½ cup of water and salt in a mixer and blend into a smooth paste.
  2. Add the olive oil and blend into a smooth paste. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. To make sun dried tomatoes, pesto and cream cheese cold dip, take a deep glass bowl, spread the cream cheese evenly at the bottom, top it with the pesto mixture and spread it evenly
  2. Finally top it with the sundried tomato mixture and spread it evenly.
  3. Refrigerate the sun dried tomatoes, pesto and cream cheese cold dip for 1 hour.
  4. Serve sun dried tomatoes, pesto and cream cheese cold dip chilled with vegetable crudités and potato wafers.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy268 cal
Protein6.1 g
Carbohydrates19.5 g
Fiber8.7 g
Fat18 g
Cholesterol1.4 mg
Sodium7817.8 mg
Sun Dried Tomatoes Pesto and Cream Cheese Cold Dip Video
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For the pesto mixture

  1. To make the pesto mixture for pesto cream cheese dip | sun dried pesto and cream cheese dip | Indian style pesto cream cheese cold dip | in a mixer jar, take 2 cups of fresh basil leaves. The leaves should not be black or else the dip will have a really dark colour.
  2. Add chopped walnuts to it. In traditional Italian pesto recipe, they make use of lightly toasted pinenuts to get that silkier pesto. They are expensive and also not easily available so, we make use of walnuts. You can also use cashew nuts, almonds or peanuts as a substitute.
  3. Now add olive oil. It is the most important ingredient of pesto.
  4. Now add chopped garlic. It livens up the pesto dip with unique aroma and flavor.
  5. Finally, add lemon juice and salt to taste. The lemon juice helps in maintaining the lush green colour after grinding and brighten ups the flavour.
  6. Blend into a smooth paste without adding water. Also, pesto turns black immediately when exposed to air as basil leaves undergo oxidation so, if you are going to use it later, store in an air-tight container.
  7. To keep your hands free, take a tall glass, arrange a disposable plastic piping bag in it. They are thin and not stiff making the piping easier by twisting them as we transfer the mixture in a jar.
  8. Transfer the pesto into the piping bag. Fill till 1/2 to 2/3 full, otherwise, you risk the pesto mixture popping out the backside of the piping bag.
  9. Squeeze the filled piping bag to get out any air bubbles. Then twist the end and keep aside.

For the sun-dried tomatoes mixture

  1. To make the sun dried tomato mixutre for pesto cream cheese dip | sun dried pesto and cream cheese dip | Indian style pesto cream cheese cold dip | we have soaked the sun-dried tomatoes in hot water for around 10-15 minutes before using.
  2. In a small mixer jar, take sun-dried tomatoes.
  3. Add salt and ½ cup of water in a mixer and blend into a paste.
  4. Add the olive oil and blend into a smooth paste. Keep aside.
  5. Take a glass, arrange a disposable plastic piping bag in it.
  6. Transfer the sun-dried tomatoes mixture into the piping bag.
  7. Squeeze the filled piping bag to get out any air bubbles. Then twist the end and keep aside.

For the cream cheese layer

  1. To make a cream cheese layer for pesto cream cheese dip | sun dried pesto and cream cheese dip | Indian style pesto cream cheese cold dip | take a glass, arrange a plastic piping bag in it.
  2. Transfer the cream cheese into the piping bag.
  3. Squeeze the filled piping bag to get out any air bubbles. Then twist the end and keep aside.

How to proceed for pesto cream cheese dip

  1. To make pesto cream cheese dip | sun dried pesto and cream cheese dip | Indian style pesto cream cheese cold dip | snip off the tip of the cream cheese piping bag using a scissor.
  2. Take a deep glass jar, spread the cream cheese evenly at the bottom with the piping bag.
  3. Using a small spoon, spread it evenly to form a smooth layer.
  4. Snip off the tip of the pesto piping bag. Top the cream cheese layer with the pesto mixture.
  5. Using a small spoon spread it evenly.
  6. Snip off the tip of the sun-dried tomato piping bag and top it on the pesto mixture.
  7. Using a small spoon spread Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Pesto and Cream Cheese Cold Dip evenly and refrigerate it for 1 hour.
  8. Serve pesto cream cheese dip | sun dried pesto and cream cheese dip | Indian style pesto cream cheese cold dip | chilled with carrot and tomato thick strips. 
  9. Also, potato wafers taste amazing with pesto cream cheese dip | sun dried pesto and cream cheese dip | Indian style pesto cream cheese cold dip |
  10. Like pesto cream cheese dip | sun dried pesto and cream cheese dip | Indian style pesto cream cheese cold dip | you can also make other delectable dips like layered Mexican dip and layered pizza dip.

Reviews

Sun Dried Tomatoes, Pesto and Cream Cheese Cold Dip
 on 09 Dec 16 04:09 PM
5

What an innovative dip ! loved all the flavours of tomato, basil and creamy cheese. It was fun to have it with chips, crackers and carrots and cucumber with my friends when they came over.
Tarla Dalal
11 Aug 17 02:28 PM
   Glad you liked the dip. Thanks for the feedback.
3-Layered Cold Dip
 on 27 Dec 10 11:37 PM
5

Its versatile and really tasty! Great dip!