Caprese Dip hot off the grill or out of the oven for Tailgating Snacks Month! Dig in to this cheese filled dip with tomatoes and basil! http://lifecurrentsblog.com

Caprese Dip

Servings 10
Author Debi

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • ¼ cup prepared pesto
  • 2 plum tomatoes seeded and finely chopped
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella cut into strips

Instructions

  1. Place cream cheese on sheet of heavy-duty foil; top with pesto, chopped tomatoes, and slices of mozzarella. Fold foil closed over the top of the cheese.

Grill method

  1. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  2. Place foil packet on grill grates, and cover with grill lid. Grill 8 to 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and pesto is bubbling (you’ll be able to hear the bubbling going on inside the packet). Carefully open the packet, and check for doneness. I usually leave the packet open, cover the grill again, and cook for an additional 3 minutes to get a little more meltiness into the cheese.
  3. Transfer packet to a serving platter. Serve with crackers or tortilla chips.

Oven method

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Place foil packet on a baking sheet, and bake 15 minutes at 375, or until cheese is melted and pesto is bubbling. Carefully open the packet, and check for doneness. Leave the packet open, and broil 3 minutes.
  3. Transfer packet to a serving platter. Serve with crackers or tortilla chips.