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Pesto Pistachio Cheese

No recipe image available.It doesn't get much easier than this - mix prepared pesto with California pistachios and cream cheese. A simple appetizer that will tantalize the taste buds of your guests.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup thawed frozen pesto sauce
1/2 cup natural California pistachios, chopped
Fresh basil sprigs or parsley
Diced radish, red bell pepper or tomato
French bread baguettes, sliced

Cooking Directions:

  1. Beat cheese with pesto sauce and 1/4 cup pistachios. Spoon into scooped plate and spread out onto flat layer. Sprinkle remaining pistachios in ring on top. Garnish with basil and radish. Serve with sliced French bread.

Makes 8 appetizer servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of the California Pistachio Commission.