|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 18g||23%|
|Saturated Fat 5g||26%|
|Total Carbohydrate 5g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||3%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Cream cheese, Parmesan, fresh basil leaves, and walnuts give this spread a pesto-like flavor and great texture. Serve with assorted crackers or toasted baguette slices.
The spread takes just minutes to make. Keep it covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
- 6 leaves basil
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese (softened)
- 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- dash of freshly ground black pepper
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- Optional: 4 leaves basil (for garnish)
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
In a food processor, combine the basil and garlic. Process until finely chopped. Add cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, walnuts, olive oil, and a few turns of ground black pepper. Process until smooth.
Transfer spread mixture to a serving dish and garnish with fresh basil leaves.
Serve with assorted crackers or baguette rounds.
- You could use pecans or toasted pecans in this recipe as well.