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    Lemon-Basil Goat Cheese


    Source of Recipe


    Cathy Walthers, caterer and cookbook author

    Recipe Introduction


    This easy appetizer with bits of lemon and basil is always a hit. You can prepare the goat cheese and the topping in advance. To keep the basil bright green, sliver just before serving.

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    List of Ingredients




    6 to 8 ounces of your favorite goat cheese

    1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

    1/2 teaspoon finely minced garlic

    2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

    Pinch of salt

    Freshly ground pepper, to taste

    4 to 6 fresh basil leaves

    Recipe



    Using either a mold or your hands, gently form the goat cheese into a disk measuring approximately 4 inches wide by about 1 inch thick.

    In a small bowl, mix the lemon zest, garlic, olive oil, and pinch of salt. Place the round of cheese on a small serving platter or white plate. Season with freshly ground pepper and, when ready to serve, evenly pour the mixture over it.

    Sliver the basil and sprinkle over the goat cheese. Set it out with a cheese spreader and plenty of crackers.





 

 

 


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