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This easy Chipotle Pesto Dip is ready under 10 minutes and can make even the most boring mealtimes so much more fun.
You know how sometimes even the simplest of dishes can instantly elevate mealtime and make it more exciting? This easy Chipotle Pesto dip is one of those dishes that can make even the most boring mealtimes so much more delicious.
We had first tried this dip at a restaurant in New York and both my husband and I had loved it too much. I was so inspired by it that I decided to replicate it at home and to be honest, this tastes way better than the restaurant version.
It has just a couple of ingredients and will take you less than 10 minutes to whip up a batch of this delicious dip. It has the right amount of flavor as well as spice level (not too hot and not too bland) and I bet you will fall in love with it just as much as we do.
This Chipotle pesto dip goes great with so many things but one of my favorite ways is to pair it with McCain® Veggie Taters™. They are a perfect sidekick for our family during mealtime.
As a mom, there are several days when I’m struggling with what to serve during mealtime. And don’t even get me started with snack time! My little one can get so cranky when he is hungry and that can be so frustrating. To top it off, he has now developed strong likes and dislikes towards specific foods.
And let me tell you – he is not particularly a huge fan of veggies (I’m sure that I’m not the only parent who struggles with this situation).
But to my surprise, my son loves the McCain® Veggie Taters™ just as much as we do! They are such a great finger food for him and are such an awesome way to get veggies in his diet. Honestly, I did not even have to force him to try them out. He saw us eating them and was curious to try them out – well, I’m definitely not complaining. And now he absolutely loves them!
He is particularly fond of the McCain® Potato, Broccoli & Cheddar Veggie Taters™ and the Potato & Cauliflower Veggie Taters™.
Knowing that it is made with real vegetables and has no artificial colors is certainly a great thing. Plus it also has cheese – now who doesn’t love that, right? It is such a fun and playful way to get in veggies for our family, especially for my little one. These Veggie Taters™ are great for appetizers, side dishes as well as snacks.
A happy kid means a happy mom. Now that’s what makes them a complete winner if you ask me!
Serve it hot during mealtime along with this easy Chipotle pesto dip and I bet you these will be gone within minutes.
To make the Chipotle Pesto dip, you just need a couple of ingredients like chipotle peppers, pine nuts, garlic, oil & parmesan cheese. Put them in your food processor or your blender and let it do all the work.
Before I whipped up the dip (which literally takes less than 10 minutes to make), I preheated my oven so that I could put these babies inside it and serve them up hot.
These McCain® Veggie Taters™ need just 10 minutes in the oven and by that time you will have your amazingly delicious Chipotle Pesto Dip ready as well. It is a perfect combination and a great option when we need to switch up things during mealtimes while still providing better for you options to our families.
I recently even took this dish to a potluck party and it was such a huge hit. It is one of the easiest and delicious ways to make the kids as well as the adults happy.
Here’s how to make the ridiculously easy Chipotle pesto dip –
Easy Chipotle Pesto Dip with Veggie Taters
- Chipotle Peppers - 4 (I used the ones in adobo sauce)
- Pine nuts - 1/2 cup
- Garlic - 3-4 cloves
- Freshly grated Parmesan Cheese - 1/2 cup
- Oil - 1/4 cup
- Put the garlic and oil in your food processor or blender and pulse for about 2-3 minutes.
- Then add the chipotle peppers and pine nuts to the blender and pulse til leveything is combined properly.
- Remove the mixture in a bowl and add grated parmesan cheese. Mix properly and serve.
You can use store bought grated parmesan cheese but freshly grated parmesan cheese works best for this recipe as it helps to gives this dip a richer flavor.
You can store this dip in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
I hope you give this recipe a try because I’m sure it will become one of your favorites just like us. Also, don’t forget to pair it with McCain® Veggie Taters™.
I got these at my local Shoprite store from their Frozen aisle (you can get them at your local Wakefern, Shaw’s as well as DeMoulas stores). And while you are the grocery store, don’t forget to use the Checkout 51 coupon and save money!
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