RECIPE FROM "SANDY'S
Quick Layered Pesto Spread
Contributed by Doree Donley
1 8-ounce package plain cream cheese, softened
8 ounces of store bought basil pesto sauce in oil (or homemade if you're feeling ambitious)
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 medium tomatoes, diced (plum tomatoes are best for this)
Spread softened cream cheese over entire bottom of a shallow serving platter or pie plate.
Evenly spread pesto sauce over the cream cheese.
Sprinkle garlic over pesto and top with the chopped tomato.
Place a spreader or small spoon in the dish for topping on toasted French bread.
Serving Suggestions: This is great spread over toasted French bread slices, your favorite crackers, toasted bagels or pita
chips cut into wedges, or that packaged cocktail rye bread.