Goat a party to throw and looking for an amazing appetizer to wow all the guests, and convince them you are a food connoisseur? This goat cheese and basil dip with honey is for you.
I learned about this from a fancy friend with whom I was throwing a baby shower. She says this is one of her three party trick dishes, and with good reason! I’ve tweaked it a tad, but we have her to thank for inspiring this bounteous plate of creamy cheese drizzled with honey and balsamic vinaigrette. (It even sounds luxe as it tastes!)
I love serving this with fresh crostini. Simply cut up a french baguette into 1/4″ slices, lightly sprinkle with olive oil and garlic salt, and broil for a few minutes until golden and crunchy. You can also serve it with your favorite crackers for a standard “cheese and crackers” dish if you’re keen on keeping up the classic entertaining tradition. I, on the other hand, like to pretend I live near the Mediterranean, and like to use shnazzy words like “crostini” when given the chance.
In other news, I just started a channel on the brand spanking new food and drink video platform Nom. It was created by the founders of YouTube and is a great place to learn about recipes and watch cooking shows live! I’ll be doing Nomcasts (isn’t that cute?) every Tuesday and Thursday at 12pm PST, and would love if you’d come watch and subscribe to my channel here!
Now, back to the food…
Serve this beautiful goat cheese and basil dip with honey at your next shindig and watch as the guests come back for seconds (and thirds). The recipe is below. Enjoy!