This dip is delicious served with toasted focaccia bread or pita crisps.
Tear the basil leaves from the stems and put in a food processor. Follow with the rest of the ingredients and blend for 1 minute.
Stocking up on no-cook items like cheese, nuts, olives, crackers, and dips will cut down on prep time and help ensure you have enough food for any unexpected guests.
Balance the amount of dishes prepared ahead and those put together last minute – serve cold dishes made in advance as well as items straight from the stove.
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