There's nothing quite like a little taste of summer when it's chilly outside! Almond Pesto Dip will be a perfect kick off for your New Year and take you back to a warmer day! Hamilton Beach's Stack and Snap 10-cup Food Processor is the best way to whirl up this flavorful dip. Hamilton Beach was kind enough to send me a Stack and Snap to try and let me tell you.....I love it! From it's little suction-cup feet all the way up to it's easy to use snap top, there's a lot to love about the Stack and Snap! The 10-cup sealed bowl prevents leaks, the simple graphics show you which blade to use and even which button to press and the motor is a powerful 450 watts! But I'm not the only lucky one to have this great food processor! Hamilton Beach has offered to do a food processor giveaway for my readers! Simply leave a comment below or on the Swirls of Flavor Facebook page and you could be a randomly selected lucky winner! Giveaway closed!
Creamy Almond Pesto Dip
1 cup sliced almonds, toasted
4 cups packed fresh basil leaves, 4 ounces
1 clove garlic
8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. grated lemon zest
2 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
1. In food processor, puree almonds, basil leaves and garlic until finely chopped and almost smooth.
2. Add cream cheese, sour cream, Parmesan, Kosher salt and lemon zest. Process until smooth.
3. Transfer to serving dish. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and serve with your favorite dippers!
Makes 3 1/2 cups.
Disclosure: I received the Stack & Snap Food Processor from Hamilton Beach for purposes of reviewing. All opinions are my own. This giveaway is sponsored by Hamilton Beach and I am a Brand Ambassador for Hamilton Beach.