Saturday, November 2, 2013

Basil Citrus Goat Cheese.

...the party was a lot of fun and I'm so thankful Marc pushed me to go. Our neighborhood is only 17 houses and I now know (almost!) everyone's name!

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?
Holly in her costume!

7 comments:

  1. Sounds delicious! And I'm glad you went to the party and had a good time.

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  2. Loved this! I think rosemary & cranberry would be delicious - even with some walnuts!

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  3. Holly is rocking the costume! Glad you had a great time and thank-you for that delicious recipe!

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  4. That recipe looks like a total hit! Thanks for sharing. (And Holly? Such a TREAT!)

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  5. glad you had fun, and Holly's costume is awesome. this is one of my favorites. you really can't go wrong with basil, lemon and goat cheese!

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  6. Thanks, Mary! Going to make this for Thanksgiving! I have the same bowl!!

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    1. hope you like it! (the bowl is perfect for this dish)

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Thanks for the feedback!