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.
You're telling me goat cheese is actually a hit?
Yes. Yes I am. This stuff gets scarfed down in about 10 minutes after the serving platter hits the table!
I actually 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 ¼" slices, and lightly sprinkle with olive oil and garlic salt. 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, using shnazzy words like "crostini" when given the chance.
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!
Goat Cheese And Basil Dip With Honey
- 4 oz goat cheese
- 6 fresh basil leaves
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
- Spread the goat cheese on a serving platter or plate, using the back of spoon to make it smooth and even. Chop or shred the basil leaves and spinkle on the goat cheese. Drizzle the honey and balsamic vinegar evenly over the cheese, and top with sunflower seeds.
- Serve immediately with crostini and enjoy!