creamy gorgonzola and pecan dip

creamy gorgonzola pecan dip

I haven’t mentioned it yet but this spring is going to bring lots of changes in the g&c household.  For one, Marc is finishing up his residency in June, starting a new job in August and working a whole lot less.  Okay, that’s three things.  Three very big things.  The fourth biggie is that we will hopefully be buying our first house.  We’ve been looking for about a month and now that we’ve had a look at quite a few houses, we sort of know what are our “must-haves” and what we could do without.

Here is my wish list:

1. Backyard for Maddie.  Not only will she have a place to run around, hide bones, dig holes, and take herself to the bathroom, but we won’t have to take her for multiple walks on -20 degree winter days.  Win, win.

2. A stove with a range so I never have smell like salmon for 2 days straight after cooking it for dinner.

3.  A hallway closet that opens easily without having to put my body weight into the doorknob.

4.  At least one room with great light for food photography.

5.  Storage, storage, storage!   For all of my kitchen appliances, of course.

6.  A non-scary basement.

Thats not too much to ask, is it?  Obviously I probably won’t get everything on my wish list but a girl can dream, right?

This has nothing to do with this dip but I made it a month ago for the Super Bowl and somehow between Valentine’s Day desserts and healthy soup I forgot all about it.  Don’t let that make you think this isn’t worth making because it definitely is.

I was inspired to make it by a dip that Trader Joe’s has that is so, so good and I think I nailed it.  How could a creamy Gorgonzola dip be bad?!  Especially when you add toasted pecans.  It truly is a simple yet incredibly flavorful dip, perfect for casual Super Bowl parties or even fancier dinner parties.

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gorgonzola and pecan dip

Ingredients

  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 6 oz plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup toasted pecans*
  • 1 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Directions

  1. Pulse pecans in food processor until finely chopped.
  2. Combine cream cheese, Greek yogurt, Gorgonzola cheese, parsley, lemon juice, salt and pecans in medium bowl and beat with mixer until well combined.
  3. Serve with pita chips, slices of bread, or fresh veggies.
  4. Enjoy!
  5. *toast your pecans in 350 degree oven for 10 minutes, until they are fragrant.
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Comments

  1. says

    Your must-haves sound perfectly reasonable to me! I just moved to a little house so Cookie finally has a backyard. I get totally creeped out by basements so I was actually glad that this house doesn’t have one! Your post reminded me that I haven’t had gorgonzola in ages. I love it with pecans in salads so I can imagine the two would be great blended together!

    • says

      I’m SO excited for Maddie to have a backyard! And I wish houses in Minnesota came without basements…they’re just creepy. Also, I’m so looking forward to meeting you in April!!

  2. says

    I’m a huge fan of cheeses with lots of flavor, which is pretty much the entire stinky cheese category! :) Love gorgonzola. This dip looks delicious.

    Yay for house hunting! Our lab pup is 11 months, and it is so great to have a yard for her. I also like that my house is my space, and I can make any decorating decisions I want. And I hear you on the storage. That was one of the top things on our list, especially with kids. I don’t think your list is too much to ask! Good luck!

  3. says

    So many exciting changes ahead! Can’t wait to see how it all turns out — and totally agree with your wish list, especially the storage. My basement has a pile of my props so high and unsightly it makes me want to stress-eat this creamy dip.

    Actually, just looking at this dip makes me want to eat this dip. ;)

  4. says

    Those are perfect requests for a house! We’re not there just yet, but I would pretty much have the same demands. Lot and lots of light and a spacey kitchen are at the top. Low maintenance is another thing I’d want. Our apartment always has something go wrong….but at least we never have to pay for repairs.

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