Goat Cheese Pesto Spread

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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!

Goat Cheese Pesto Spread

Goat Cheese Pesto Spread

Yields: 8 servings | Serving Size: 2 tablespoons |Calories: 182| Total Fat: 16 g | Saturated Fat: 7 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 16 mg | Sodium: 98 mg | Carbohydrates: 1 g | Dietary Fiber: 0 g | Sugars: 1 g | Protein: 9 g | SmartPoints: 7


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


  1. 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.
  2. Serve with whole grain crackers or artisan bread, if desired.

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