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Pesto Herb Spread

Rated as 4.53 out of 5 Stars
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"This is a yummy, creamy version of standard pesto that makes a great spread for get togethers. Tastes great with pita chips or sourdough bread! Sun dried tomatoes may be mixed in for a zesty tang. Add crunch by coating the finished spread with almonds."
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Ingredients

1 h 15 m servings 90
Original recipe yields 20 servings (2.5 cups)

Directions

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  1. Place cream cheese and pesto in a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth. Mix in the chives and cilantro. Continue blending until smooth. Transfer to a mold lined with plastic wrap. Cover and chill in the refrigerator 1 hour, or until firm.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 90 calories; 8.9 0.8 2.1 25 84 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

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 ...

Most helpful critical review

It was just okay, I wasn't super impressed with this dip. I made it for a party and it wss not a big hit.

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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 ...

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 o...

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.

Amazing and SIMPLE. I used a little more pesto (probably about 1.5 tablespoons more than the recipe called for) and it was delicious. Takes no time at all, and I also used the 1/3 less fat Phill...

Quick & easy. Although I did not like this, everyone else at the party loved it...even the picky kids. I think next time I'll skip the garlic. Thanks.

Wow! Fantastic! This is very easy and very tasty. I need an appetizer for a potluck, and this is perfect.

This was better than I expected. I didn't even use the cilantro or chives(didn't have any). I used a homemade parsley pesto with toasted walnits and fresh grated asiago. A wondeful dip to use up...

It was just okay, I wasn't super impressed with this dip. I made it for a party and it wss not a big hit.

I'm asked to make this dip for every family get together. I use the cheaper powdered pesto and like it much better that way! This is a tasty spread with bagel chips or toasted peta bread