Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Pesto Goat Cheese Dip

Pesto Goat Cheese Dip
My friend Meggie texted me one day and told me 
she was eating the most FANTASTIC dip that her Co-worker Joie made
When I asked her what it was I DIED! Who doesn't love Goat Cheese and Pesto??
I asked her to ask Joie for the Recipe
So I now call this FANTASTIC recipe ....
"Joie's Sundried Tomato Pesto Goat Cheese Torte"

  • 2 8oz packages of Cream Cheese
  • 1 Jar of Sun dried Tomato paste ( found in the produce aisle at publix... I once could not find it anywhere and just took sun dried tomatoes and threw them in the food processor) 
  • 1 Small jar pesto sauce  ( I make mine from the packets and let it thicken I think it tastes better than the jar, but it is easier already made)
  • 1 8oz package of Goat Cheese (usually they only have 4 oz and 12oz just get two 4oz)


  • Line a spring form pan or bowl with cling wrap so that you can remove the mold once it is done
  • ** I do not do this I just put it already in the bowl I am going to serve it with. Anything clear will work best so you can see the colors**
  • Let cheese's get to room temperature and mix the goat cheese and the cream cheese
  • Put half of the cheese mixture in the bowl and pat it down smooth
  • Put a layer of pesto on top of the layer you just did, and cover the pesto layer with the other half of the cream cheese. 
  • Then refrigerate for at LEAST one hour before serving add the sundried tomato paste!
*I put some extra pesto on the bottom of the bowl or pan
*I also add the sundried tomato paste before I put in the refrigerator
*You can also cut this recipe in half and just use 1 8oz cream cheese and 1 4oz goat cheese
*Serve with Crackers of your choice. I usually do a french bread baguette or water crackers


  1. Hey guys! Just discovered your blog through the wonderful comment you left on mine!

    This dip sounds extremely tasty - I mean, you can't go wrong with pesto or goat cheese! Definitely going to try it soon =)

  2. OMG this sounds heavenly! The combo of flavors is irresistible -- everything I love! Thanks for stopping my blog!

  3. I love pesto, sun dried tomatoes and goat cheese!, so put them all together and deliciousness is achieved! Have a wonderful day. Blessings, Catherine xo

  4. This dip sounds fantastic, I can't wait to make this myself and try it :) Loving your blog and so glad to be your newest follower!

  5. I found you from Eating With My Mouth Open after you commented on her baklava recipe. I was thrilled to see that you're from Lebanon. I lived in Beirut as a young girl and fell in love with the country.

    The dip looks amazing. You're right; who wouldn't love something with pesto and goat cheese!

  6. How awesome!!! My parents are actually from there I have never been but hope too next summer!! I just started following both of your blogs! I hope you have some good recipes bc my parents won't share until I am a little older :)

  7. thank you lovely site
    this platter looks fabulous