Herbed Goat Cheese Dip

An appetizer that  allows you to get creative with food presentation.

Makes About 1 1/2 Cups

You’ll Need

  • 8 ounces goat cheese
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • Sundried tomato for garnish

Directions

  • Process goat cheese, oil and yogurt in a food processor until smooth.
  • Transfer to medium bowl.
  • Mix in all herbs and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Chill at least an hour before serving.
  • Garnish with some of the left over green herbs and a diced sun-dried tomato
  • Serve alongside crackers or veggie slices

Mediterranean Spread

This appetizer is a great way to incorporate basil into your diet. Submitted by Linda at Westinghouse. Thank you Linda!!
You’ll Need:
  • 2 (12oz) jars roasted red peppers (drain and cut into strips
  • 6oz. goat cheese, crumbled (or other white cheese)
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts, lightly toasted
  • 1 cup fresh basil, torn into strips (or dried equivalent)
  • 4 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • chopped tomatoes
  • chopped black olives
  • French bread or crackers
Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Coat a 9″ ceramic dish with cooking spray.
  • Layer red peppers, goat cheese, pine nuts and basil alternately.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and then cover with parmesan cheese.
  • Bake for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Top with tomatoes and olives.
Serve with French bread or crackers. Enjoy!

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