Appetizers & Side Dishes

Layered Italian Dip

Prep Time: 15 min  |  Servings: 5 cups  |  Calories: 90
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Layered Italian Dip
Prep Time
15 min
5 cups

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.

Serving Size 5 cups

Calories 90

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 4.80g 8%
Sat. Fat 1.90g 10%
Mono Unsat. Fat 2.00g
Poly Unsat. Fat 0.50g
Cholesterol 8mg 2%
Sodium 92mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 8%
Sugars 0g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 15RE
Vitamin C 1mg 2%
Calcium 83mg 9%
Iron 1mg 6%