Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Not sure where this one came from, but it's a nice, colorful appetizer - and delicious, too! Servings are approximate, cooking time is refrigeration time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Line a one-quart dish with plastic wrap.
  2. Place the garlic and cheeses in a food processor, and process.
  3. Add oil and thyme, and process again until well combined.
  4. Spread 1/3 of the cheese mixture in the dish.
  5. Then spread the pesto over the cheese.
  6. Spread another 1/3 of the cheese mixture over the pesto.
  7. Next, layer with the chopped red peppers.
  8. Finish with the final layer of cheese.
  9. Cover and chill at least 2 hrs.
  10. When ready to serve, unmold onto serving plate and garnish with additional red pepper strips, and fresh herbs (thyme or basil) if desired.
  11. Serve with crackers or raw veggies.


Most Helpful

Amazing flavors!! I was easy to prepare and made a very pretty presentation surrounded by crudites. DH loved it so much that he insisted that I make it a regular for entertaining. I can't wait to try this during the summer when I can make my own pesto and fresh thyme is available in my garden. Thanks LorenLou!!

Acerast February 10, 2008

This is a really wonderful appetizer that you can make up in no time. The flavours were deeply Mediterranean, which pleased my guests a lot, and the pesto sauce really made a good addition. Served this with baked pita crisps and crudites and it was all gone in no time! A keeper.

evelyn/athens March 31, 2004

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