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!



  1. 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)

    • 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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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