This goat cheese toasts appetizer recipe is so incredibly versatile I am going to share a few different flavor combinations so you can tailor it to your own personal tastes. Goat cheese is one of those flavors that people either love or hate. I am in the LOVE category and unfortunately my husband is in the HATE category. It does have a rather strong flavor so you could also make this easy appetizer recipe with cream cheese, which will be a bit more mild. Just make sure that it is softened to room temperature for easy spreading. If you are looking for more goat cheese recipes, check out my blueberry basil tart. It is delicious and easy to make!
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I am going to give you a step by step summary of how to make this goat cheese appetizer and at the end you can find a printable recipe. The recipe is more of a guideline to follow but it make make it easier to actually see something in front of you.
Step One: Choose your bread and oil
I chose a dark pumpernickel bread but French or Italian bread are also popular options. Slice it relatively thin (similar to regular off the shelf sandwich bread) and brush both sides with a tad bit of your preferred oil. I used walnut oil for a nice nutty flavor but olive oil works just as well. Place your bread on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven at 375 degrees for about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Keep an eye on it. You want it toasty but not too crispy. Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly. Spread a few tablespoons of goat cheese on each slice.
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Step 2: Choose your herbs
Fresh herbs abound in my backyard herb garden so I had plenty to choose from. You could use dried herbs but they are nowhere near as flavorful or as pretty as fresh ones. Chop your herbs but not too finely. Having actual leaves on your goat cheese toasts looks very attractive, I think!
Step 3: Choose a topping
Here is where your goat cheese toasts get really exciting! Choose the fresh fruit, vegetable or nut that you want to go on top of your appetizer recipe. Fruit like berries, sliced pears or peaches, are a great choice. Sliced tomatoes are also delicious. Chopped nuts like walnuts or pecans go well on top of your goat cheese toasts as well. The options are practically endless. Just look to see what is in season or on sale this week and get creative!
Step 4: Put it all together
Assemble your goat cheese toasts to your liking. Just pile the fruit, veggies and herbs on top of your toast. If you want it warm, you can put it back in a preheated oven for a minute or two.
Step 5: Drizzle with something for added flavor
You can drizzle your goat cheese toasts with honey, balsamic vinegar, or additional olive oil for more flavor and a bit of pizzaz.
Goat Cheese Toasts Flavor Combinations:
- Blueberries, mint and balsamic vinegar
- Chopped walnuts, fresh thyme, and honey
- Sliced tomatoes, fresh oregano and olive oil
Goat Cheese Toasts Appetizer Recipe
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Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke! Learn more about her HERE.