Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Bell Pepper and Pesto Goat Cheese Spread

This is the second time since getting to France that I have made this spread because really, after the first time, I have just been craving more! Super simple to make and great for a snack or as part of a meal.

I'm afraid the pictures don't do it justice.

Bell Pepper and Pesto Goat Cheese Spread

1 Bell Pepper, chopped (color of your choosing though red is quite nice)
2 garlic cloves, minced
several glugs of olive oil
several teaspoons of pesto spread (home-made or store-bought)
1 pound of goat cheese

1. Heat the olive oil in a pan over med-high heat. Add the garlic and bell pepper and cook until soft (3-5 min). Should the olive oil evaporate or be absorbed, add more, nothing is worse than burned garlic.
2. Place the goat cheese and pesto in a bowl and mix. Top the cheese with the pepper and garlic combo - still hot off the stove. Give the cheese a few seconds to melt and then mix all the ingredients together until everything is well-mixed and melty.
3. Serve with crackers, toasted bread, or use it as a sammy spread (which I will be doing tomorrow!)

As Bart and Homer once said "You don't win friends with salad." That may be so - but trust me - you will win friends with this spread.


Pang said...

what kinds of friends am i attracting with this?!?!?!!

Lacey said...

yuppy wine drinking goat cheese eating friends? me?