Herbed Goat Cheese and Sundried Tomato on Crostini #SundaySupper #GGHoliday2013

Easy Holida Appetizer - Herbed Goat Cheese with Sundried Tomato on Crostini

I am always looking for easy holiday recipes. My job for our family Christmas dinner is always appetizers. I just love appetizers. For Christmas I usually start planning out what I’m going to bring weeks in advance, but during the holiday season we sometimes have impromptu get togethers with friends. In those cases it’s great to have a handful of simple holiday meals in the back pocket.

Gourmet Garden is my new favorite grocery store purchase. You can find them refrigerated in the fresh produce section, usually near all the herbs. For years my mom has been using their products, and now I know why. Rather than running out to my garden, that may or may not have parsley today, bringing it back in, washing it, chopping it, etc. You can just use a little bit of Gourmet Garden parsley, no chopping involved! You use Gourmet Garden products just like fresh herbs in a one-to-one ratio, no math skills required. They can also be used in place of dried herbs in a two-to-one ratio, 2 teaspoons of Gourmet Garden basil equals 1 teaspoon dried basil. I find the garlic especially handy. I am constantly chopping garlic, the convenience of the little tube of pre-chopped fresh garlic is a lifesaver. On Gourmet Garden’s website you are able to sign up for their newsletter which contains monthly recipe ideas, quick tips, and herb facts and you can also download a coupon.

Herbed Goat Cheese with Sundried Tomato on Crostini

This whipped goat cheese comes together in seconds in the food processor. I used a plastic bag with the tip cut off to pipe on the cheese because I was in a rush to get these out for everyone to enjoy. For a quick and casual get together with friends, try setting out a few easy appetizers and some wine. That is what I like to call stress free entertaining.

Easy Holida Appetizer - Herbed Goat Cheese with Sundried Tomato on Crostini - Supper for a Steal

 

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Herbed Goat Cheese and Sundried Tomato on Crostini
 
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Serves: 8-12
Ingredients
  • 1 crispy baguette
  • 4 oz goat cheese
  • 3 tablespoons light cream cheese
  • 1½ tablespoon Garden Gourmet Italian Herbs
  • 7-8 sun dried tomatoes, thinly sliced
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice baguette thinly on a diagonal. Arrange on baking sheet and bake for 4-5 minutes or until golden, flip an bake an additional 2-3 minutes. Let cool before spreading the cheese on.
  2. In a bowl combine goat cheese, cream cheese, and Garden Gourmet herbs. Whip with hand mixer until thoroughly combined.
  3. Spoon cheese into a plastic bag, clip off the tip and pipe onto crostini. Top with a thin slice of tomato.

 

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This post is sponsored by Gourmet Garden Herbs & Spices. All opinions are my own.

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  1. says

    Until you mentioned, I hadn’t realized HOW MUCH time Gourmet Garden saves us. I was only thinking about how much time I save by not having the chop the herbs….but washing them and drying them are really what eats up my time in the kitchen.

    This is such a great holiday appetizer. Something about goat cheese and sundried tomatoes makes me think of Christmas!
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