Goat Cheese Pesto Spread

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Bursting with fresh ingredients, this recipe makes for a delicious appetizer spread, or a quick and healthy snack component!

Fresh basil and creamy goat cheese meld beautifully in this easily prepared goat cheese dip. You can, of course, make a pesto dip with store-bought pesto, but you’ll find that it’s not nearly as flavorful as this pesto that uses goat cheese, fresh basil, garlic, and olive oil. When combined with a few toasted nuts (you can use any type you like), it’s a dip that is absolutely divine!

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Goat Cheese Pesto Spread

With natural and fresh ingredients, this goat cheese pesto spread beats the store-bought version any day.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Yield 8 people
Serving Size 2 tablespoons
Course Condiment, Snack
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 8 ounces soft goat cheese at room temperature
  • 2 cups basil leaves fresh, packed; optional Italian parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup pecans chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • pepper freshly ground, to taste


  • Combine the goat cheese, basil, garlic and pecans in a food processor. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil and continue pulsing until smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper and serve with desired accompaniments.
  • Serve with whole-grain crackers or artisan bread, if desired.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 98mg | Sugar: 1g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7
Keywords Gluten-Free, Keto, Low-Carb, Quick and Easy

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