Creamy Pesto Dip with American Grana®
Serve this delicious basil-based pesto and cottage cheese dip with pretzel chips or crackers.
1/4 cup onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup fresh basil leaves, packed
1 cup (8 ounces) cottage cheese
1/4 cup (about 1 ounce) Wisconsin American Grana® Cheese, grated*
1 tablespoon lemon juice
- In skillet, over medium heat, cook onion and garlic in butter until tender.
- In blender or food processor, blend onion mixture, basil, cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese and lemon juice until blended and smooth.
- Chill at least 1 hour to blend flavors.
- Serve as a dip with pretzel chips.
Makes 6 appetizer servings.
*If unavailable, substitute with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
Variation: 1 cup parsley sprigs and 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves may be substituted for fresh basil.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.