I am a huge fan of goat cheese. I am a huge fan of simple. Put the two together and…well… I’m a huge fan.
When a recipe has so few ingredients you need to make sure those ingredients are top notch. So buy the best goat cheese you can find. I love this one.
Top the goat cheese with dried fruit and nuts, spread on your favorite bread or cracker and you have a party!
I use apricots alone, or cranberries and chopped walnuts.
But when I am in the mood for a more savory appetizer I’ll whip up some sun dried tomato pesto!
The Recipe: Goat Cheese Topped With Dried Fruit or Sun Dried Tomato Pesto
You will need: A good knife, a food processor…if a big food processor isn’t in the budget I love this one for small jobs like pesto! (affiliate links)
Easy to throw together appetizer!
- Dried Apricots chopped
- Dried Cranberries and walnuts chopped
- 1 small clove garlic
- 1 -8 oz jar sun dried tomatoes in oil
- 3/4 cup packed basil leaves
- 1 T extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
- 1/4 cup roasted pin nuts
- sea salt pinch
- pepper pinch
Chop apricots, top goat cheese. Serve with bread or crackers. OR chop cranberries and walnuts, top goat cheese and serve with bread or crackers.
Add tomatoes (in their oil) to food processor with two pinches of sea salt, some pepper, olive oil and basil leaves, blend until the tomatoes are finely chopped. Add roasted pine nuts and give a quick pulse, just enough to break them up. Lastly, add Parmesan cheese, pulse.
Three of my favorite picks from Anthropologie this week: Laguiole Steak Knives , the Gourmandise Bread Board and Agate Serving Set.
Thanks Linda. i’m a big fan of goat cheese too. Purely for health reasons, goats haven’t been subjected to antibiotics, hormones, etc. i’m having a party this weekend and can’t wait to try the pesto. xoxo jackie
thanks jackie. Have fun at your party!