Spicy Basil Dip – Whipped Cheese, Spinach, and Melted Brie

Submitted by AeroGardener Véronique Lainé

All three recipes below use the Spicy Basil Mix base. All three look delicious!

Spicy Basil Melted Brie Dip

 

Ingredients:
1 round Brie cheese 250g
1 cup of fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup of cilantro
1/3 cup of whole white almonds
1 garlic clove
1/4 jalapeno pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp melted butter
1 tbsp Italian bread crumbs

Preheat the oven at 350F

Remove the top of the brie. Remove only the tiny white part.
Put in a baking dish
Reserve

In the food processor, put the basil, the cilantro, the almonds, the garlic and the jalapeno.
Mix until everything is shredded
Add the salt, and the olive oil
Mix until everything is even
Put the basil mix on top of the brie

Mix the breadcrumb and the melted butter.
Put on top of the basil mix

Put in the oven for 10 minutes to 15 minutes
Serve with crackers or slice of bread

Note: the basil mix itself is very good on crackers

It may look like an adult dip, but the kids rush on it.
They even told me it’s my new best dip.

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Whipped Cheese Spicy Basil Dip

Spicy Basil Mix (base for many of my dips):
1 cup of fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup of cilantro
1/3 cup of whole white almonds
1 garlic clove
1/4 jalapeno pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp olive oil

Mix all the ingredients in a food processor
Put in a bowl
Add 150g of whipped cream cheese (the small container)

Mix and serve

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Spinach Spicy Basil Dip

This recipe reuses my spicy basil mix which is now the base of most of my dips.

Spicy Basil Mix (base for many of my dips):
1 cup of fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup of cilantro
1/3 cup of whole white almonds
1 garlic clove
1/4 jalapeno pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp olive oil

Mix all the ingredients in a food processor
Put in a bowl

Add:
1 1/2 cup of spinach
1/2 cup of yogurt
1/2 cup of mayonnaise

Mix and serve

spicy spinach dip