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Lemon Pesto Dip & Cheese Ball Mix C

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This pesto mix is truly for garlic lovers, but it's the fresh lemon flavor that sets our Lemon Pesto Dip Mix apart and brightens flavors wherever it’s used.  Make a Lemon Pesto Cheese Ball garnished with basil leaves and serve with crackers (pictured).  It’s a beautiful, delicious Christmas appetizer.

Make Lemon Pesto Dip with mayonnaise and sour cream and serve as a chip dip, with fresh veggies or with baked or fried ravioli (pictured).  Also lovely topping zucchini pancakes (pictured) for Hanukkah party.

Add shrimp to the dip for a delightful, light new appetizer for Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve.


Salad Dressing:  Use it as a dressing for Lemon Pesto potato salad made with green onions and diced prosciutto or ham (pictured).  See SALAD RECIPES for directions for Lemon Pesto Potato Salad.  This salad is perfect for Christmas party buffets and casual holiday parties.

Soup Seasoning:  This dip mix is delicious used to season soup.  Keep it vegetarian, or add chicken or shrimp.  All are complimented by the bright, pesto flavor.  See SOUP RECIPES for Lemon Pesto Soup directions.  Pictured made with shrimp.

Pizza Sauce:  Combine mix with olive oil, crumbled feta and softened cream cheese.  Spread on pre-made pizza crust.  For Mediterranean Pizza with Lemon Pesto Sauce, add sliced red peppers, olives & onions and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.  Add shrimp if desired.  Bake according to crust directions.  TIP:  For individual pizzas, use naan instead of pizza crust and bake at 350° until cheese is bubbly and beginning to brown, about 3-5 minutes.

Sandwich Spread:  Reinvent sandwiches like Mediterranean Veggie, tuna, chicken or Italian cold cuts using Lemon Pesto Sandwich Spread instead of mayo.  Or try this spread on a Panini with sliced turkey, salami and smoked provolone cheese.  Sandwiches have never tasted so vibrant.  Nice to serve while decorating the Christmas tree.

Rub:  Rub the mix on pork, chicken or fish for a bright Italian flavor.  Sprinkle with oil before baking.

Glaze:  Spread prepared mix on chicken or fish before baking for a bright Italian flavor.

Other:  Combine dry mix with olive oil to dress pasta.  Dollop prepared mix on veggies before microwaving for a true flavor burst.

Any way you use it, it will truly be a holiday party crowd pleaser!

Makes about 2 cups.

No artificial colors or ingredients.  No salt or preservatives added.

Ingredients:  Pesto mix (basil, Romano cheese, salt, spices, garlic powder), granulated garlic, lemon juice powder, lemon peel granules.

Allergen Info:  Contains milk.  Some ingredients packaged on equipment that also packages peanuts and tree nuts.