Appetizers & Side Dishes

Layered Italian Dip Recipe

Prep Time: 15 min  |  Cook Time:  |  Servings: 20  |  Calories: 90
653 Layer Italian Dip
Prep Time
15 min

This dip will wow the guests at your next party not only with its elegant presentation but also with the flavorful ingredients in every scoop. A nutty homemade pesto sauce made with Sargento® Shredded Parmesan Cheese joins a helping of garbanzo bean mash, zucchini and tomato that goes great with an assortment of dippers.

  • 1 can (15 oz.) garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup homemade or prepared pesto sauce
  • 1 small zucchini, shredded
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 3/4 cup (3 oz.) Sargento® Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • Toasted bread slices, bread sticks or assorted crackers
  • =Pesto Sauce:
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups Italian parsley leaves
  • 2 Tbsp. dried basil
  • 3/4 cup (3 oz.) Sargento® Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts or walnuts
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  1. Mash garbanzo beans with sour cream in small bowl. Spread mixture over large platter. Spoon pesto sauce over bean mixture. Top with zucchini and tomato. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve with toasted Italian bread slices, bread sticks or assorted crackers.
  2. For Homemade Pesto: place garlic, Italian parsley leaves and basil in food processor; process until chopped. Add Parmesan cheese, salt and pine nuts; process until combined. With machine running, add oil in steady stream. Continue processing until sauce is smooth. Makes about 3 cups pesto.

Nutrition Facts
20 Servings
Serving Size: (27g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.8 grams
Saturated Fat 1.9 grams
Monounsaturated Fat 2 grams
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 grams
Total Carbohydrates 8 grams
Dietary Fiber 1 grams
Protein 4 grams
Vitamin A 15RE
Vitamin C 1mg 2%
Calcium 83mg 9%
Iron 1mg 6%
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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