Goat cheese with olive oil, garlic, parsley and spicesTangy, creamy goat cheese is taken to a whole new level with this fresh tasty dressing.  I can’t think of a quicker, easier appetizer.  I make this often and it is always a hit!  You’ll need a log of goat cheese and some fresh parsley.  There’s a good chance you have everything else in house.  I’m planning to share more of my favorite appetizers before New Year’s Eve.  It’s a busy time and I’m assuming you’re happy to get right to the recipe, so I’ll save my in-depth commentary for a quieter month.   Enjoy!

Recipe type: Appetizer
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Serves: 8-12
Tangy, creamy goat cheese absorbs the flavors of this fresh garlicky dressing. It makes a beautiful, easy and delicious appetizer.
  • 1 11-ounce log of goat cheese
  • 4 tablespoons good quality olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves finely minced
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  1. Put the goat cheese log on a serving plate. Score it lengthwise and then a few times crosswise, to open it up a bit.
  2. Whisk the dressing ingredients and pour over the goat cheese. Best to prepare this a half hour before serving so it softens a bit and absorbs the flavors of the dressing. Serve with crackers or sliced baguette. Enjoy!



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  1. Becky says:

    I love this recipe!!!!!

  2. ingrid says:

    perfect and simple! I’m going to a pot luck starters party friday night- I might add a bit of preserved lemons minced up too.
    love your site! Ingrid
    (friend of Jen + Mike)

  3. Lisa says:

    Hi Ingrid, I love that idea of adding preserved lemon. Let me know how it turns out. I know, from Jen, that you are an amazing cook!

  4. sara says:

    YUM. This looks so so good…love it!

  5. Donna says:

    I made this over the holidays and it was delicious! I used Vermont chèvre and a basil flavored olive oil. The longer it sat, the creamer and tastier it was. I will be making this again, it was so easy. Delicious and beautiful on the plate.

  6. Barbara Joseph says:

    I’m going to try this app tonight! I love when I find a recipe and I have all the ingredients at hand. I’ll let you know how it goes!

  7. Barbara Joseph says:

    Worked out great! I used a lemon myer olive oil so it gave it a bit of fresh tang. Thank you!

  8. Christopher Crooks says:

    Made this as an app for family. Addicting and so flavorful! Can’t wait to bring to a party!

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