Monday, May 25, 2009

Denise's Croatian Goat Cheese Spread

Our friend Denise (she of the tomato bounty and zucchini prowess) returned last summer from a Croatian bike riding adventure and brought this dip to a party, where it was promptly devoured by hungry guests unable to believe that it contained nothing but goat cheese and olive oil. Indeed, the Croatians appear to be masters at more-than-sum-of-parts cuisine: this is an unbelievably simple appetizer that involves nothing other than a quick stir. You can fancy it up with chopped fresh herbs or a little citrus zest, but it's totally addictive in its unadorned state, too. If you're the kind of person who has goat cheese lying around, you can whip it up for unexpected guests--thus guaranteeing a flood of future unexpected guests, so you'd better be consistent about stocking goat cheese!

8 ounces chevre
1/2 cup olive oil

Stir chevre and olive oil together with a fork until well combined. Break out the crackers and instantly become the most popular person on your block. (We've got a few gluten-free neighbors, hence the Mary's Gone Crackers in the photo above).


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I Heart Kale said...

Thanks for visiting, Crystal--veggies forever!

jh said...

Love goat cheese! It is my go to cheese, much better than cow milk cheese. I make a similar spread but add chopped up roasted pistachios for added protein!

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I Heart Kale said...

Oooh, pistachios would be good in this--we'll have to try that!

Katerina said...

Wow, that is crazy simple but sounds delicious! You could totally expand on it too. Anything goat cheese at a party right?

Rumela said...

I like this recipe. these goat cheese spread are sure to taste great and are extremely nutritious as well. I am going to make it for the holidays when my kids will be at home. I'll be sure that what they are eating is healthy. thank you for shearing your post.