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Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pine Nut Cream Cheese Dip

Food Network Canada

Serve as a dip for veggies or as a spread for your favorite whole grain crackers. It also makes a great addition to sandwiches or wraps. For variety, try substituting fresh dill for mint leaves. Recipe courtesy of The Modern Ayurvedic: Healthful, Healing Recipes for Life, published by Arsenal Pulp Press.

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Ingredients

¼
cup onions, roughly chopped
¼
cup fresh mint leaves
2
Tbsp sun-dried tomatoes in oil
1
cup cream cheese
salt, to taste
¼
cup pine nuts, toasted (see notes)
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Directions

Step 1

In a blender or food processor, mince onions. Add mint leaves and pulse until leaves are finely chopped. Add sun-dried tomatoes, salt, and cream cheese and blend until smooth. Add pine nuts and pulse until just mixed.

Step 2

Toasting pine nuts really brings out their flavor. While they are toasting, watch them carefully as they will not take more than a few minutes to brown. Here are 2 different methods for toasting:

Step 3

Non-vegetarians can omit the pine nuts and add 1 cup cooked tuna or salmon.

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