Creamy pesto with prosciutto dippers

Creamy pesto with prosciutto dippers

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Prep: 10 mins


Serves 8
Barely any more effort than opening a bag of crisps - and your party guests will be so much more impressed with this

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal179
  • fat10g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs14g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre1g
  • protein9g
  • salt1.22g
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  • 300g tub light soft cheese
  • 2 tbsp basil pesto



    Pesto is a generic Italian name for any sauce made by pounding ingredients together.


  • 140g pack grissini stick (bread sticks)
  • 90g pack prosciutto



    Prosciutto is sweet, delicate ham intended to be eaten raw. The word 'prosciutto' is the…

  • 1 tbsp pine nut
  • extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling


  1. Mix the soft cheese with 2 tbsp basil pesto. Take the pack grissini (bread sticks) and halve each one. Cut the prosciutto into strips and wrap around the end of each grissini. Serve alongside the pesto dip. Scatter the pine nuts over dip and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil before serving.

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Comments (12)

ainecatherinecarey's picture

Absolutely Delicious and really simple to make!
Made this as part of a nibbles selection I did for a party recently. It was a huge hit - i used a variety of breadsticks rather than grissinis and it worked a treat. Visually great as well - didn't put the oil or pine nuts on top but still was awesome. After the bread sticks were gone it was attached with crisps, tortilla chips and chicken skewers!!
Quick and Tasty - Complete winner!

richard_no1's picture

Great canape. Much enjoyed by guests but you must leave the ham wrapping to the very last minute to avoid droopy breadsticks! Also don't use mascapone because it splits when you add the pesto.

valerie376's picture

when would you suggest to wrap the ham to avoid the breadsticks from becoming soggy? and at the same time have them ready before the guests come?

sopherina's picture

Everyone very impressed. Delicious!

isabellep's picture

Dip was delicious but the breasticks went soggy after being wrapped with the ham!

emilyshort's picture

Great starter! So easy to prepare, and looks fab! Yummy dip too!

tilleyflipflop1's picture

I made a few modifications for a party, 1 tablespoon (Very cheap) greek yoghurt, 1 tbsp garlic and herb philli and another very large scoop of plain philli- thats what I had in fridge! Same amount of pesto- didn't have the nuts, but to be honest it didn't last long enough for anyone to notice!! Was gorgeous and have given out recipe lots since! Also prosciutto sticks were nice but do go a bit soggy after a little while!

debbie31's picture

Really easy - everyone impressed

annskitpow's picture

So easy but very impressive

cerdeno's picture

Made it for our annual xmas lunch at home with friends and there was none left... that says it all!
Fantastic - will do these again for sure ;-)

agnieszkab's picture

I made it for the end of term Italian class and my Italian teacher was very impressed with the pesto dip. Very easy to make and the home-made dip gives this special quality to the popular snack.

rachaeljane's picture

Looking forward to making and eating,just not sure how long it will last!

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