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Goat Cheese and Sun-Dried Tomato Spread

Posted by reeniek (291)
Category: Appetizers
Subcategory: mediterranean, dip, quick&easy


Recipe Details:

8 oz goat cheese, room temp.
2 tbsp pine nuts
4 tbsp sundried tomatoes packed in oil and herbs, coarsely chopped
2 tbsp fresh basil, finely chopped
Salt and fresh pepper

Preheat oven to 400.

In a small skillet over low heat, toast pine nuts until lightly browned, about 3-5 minutes. Do not overcook - the pine nuts will continue to cook when you take them off the heat, so be careful.

In a medium bowl, combine goat cheese, pine nuts, tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper. Stir until well blended.

Transfer mixture to a small ramekin. Bake for 5 minutes, until cheese is bubbling. Serve with crackers.

Makes about 1 cup of spread.

Note: This can be served either warm or at room temperature (you can omit the baking part if you wish). I buy the sundried tomatoes from Trader Joes. This is a quick and easy appetizer for a large group.

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