We all brought snacks to share and my basil citrus goat cheese was a hit ... no leftovers and a few people asked for the recipe. Thought y'all might like this, too. It's really quick and uses ingredients you likely already have on hand*.
Basil Citrus Goat Cheese
Inspired by this recipe
10-1/2 oz log of goat cheese
1-1/2 T lemon zest
1-1/2 T orange zest
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 T blood orange olive oil (not at all necessary, but I had it and it worked well with the other ingredients)
1/3 C olive oil
Plenty of salt & pepper
1/4 C fresh basil, thinly sliced
Assemble a few hours ahead so the flavors blend and the cheese softens. Place the cheese in a shallow bowl. Make 1/2" deep cuts, every 3/4" or so across the top (to make more room for the vinaigrette to sink in).
Blend the zests, garlic, oil and salt & pepper and pour over the cheese. Spread the basil on top.
Serve with crackers or crisps.
*This used the last of my basil, but I still have plenty of rosemary. Thinking maybe a rosemary cranberry mixture for fall?
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