First of all, I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! I’m writing this post in advance so I can focus my time on my family, but I wanted to share with you all the dish that I brought down to San Diego with me.
I had asked my mom ahead of time if there was anything I could help her with, and she asked me to get some chips we like from Trader Joes and to make her feta-pine nut dip because she didn’t know if she would have the time to do it on her own. I figured I could make it at home and then drive down with it in a little cooler with an ice pack, so I said that I’d be happy to help out.
This dip is a family favorite and something that everyone loves and looks forward to at any family gathering. And I had never made it before so the pressure was on! But thankfully, the recipe isn’t too tough. So here’s my mom’s famous recipe for feta-pine nut dip so you can all make it and impress your friends and family!
Feta-Pine Nut Dip
What You Need:
1 (8 oz) Tub Whipped Cream Cheese Spread
1/2 Cup Plain Non-Fat Yogurt
3 Tbsp Pine Nuts (Toasted)
2 Tbsp (Packed) Fresh Basil
1 Clove Garlic, Crushed
1 (7 oz) Package Feta Cheese
1/3 Cup Chopped, Drained Oil-Packed Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Here’s What You Do:
Place cream cheese, yogurt, pine nuts, basil, and garlic in food processor.
Blend using the pulse button until combined.
Add feta (crumbled or cubed) and sun-dried tomatoes and pulse until combined but still chunky.
That’s it! If you aren’t serving it right away, store it in the fridge. And this is a great make-ahead dip because it’s good for about a week in the fridge!
I highly recommend serving it with pita chips, veggies, or the flax-seed chips that you can get from Trader Joes.
As I’m writing this, my family has not tried it yet. I tasted it after it was made and besides being a little garlicky (I must have bought some potent garlic), it tastes exactly how my mom’s dip tastes.
Hopefully my family thinks that I did a good job with it and they enjoy it on Thanksgiving. And if you try out the recipe, let me know if your family and friends love it too!