Whipped goat cheese is quickly becoming my favorite quick and easy appetizer recipe. All you need are a few simple ingredients to make this lemon-herb goat cheese spread perfect for pairing with crackers or veggies.
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- No-cook appetizer that only takes 10 minutes to make.
- No chopping needed, put everything in the food processor for 1 minute.
- A healthy alternative to the usual cheesy dips found at parties, potlucks, and picnics.
When the weather gets warm I make a bit of time to brainstorm a selection of quick and easy no-cook recipes. Like many of my go-to meals I start with simple ingredients I am likely to have on-hand. This whipped goat cheese with lemon and herbs is my latest favorite no-cook AND no-chop (hello!) staple to go on everything.
I am so excited to officially partner with Gourmet Garden Herbs. I have been proclaiming my love of Gourmet Garden stir-in herbs and seasonings (the squeezy tubes) on Instagram and Facebook for years. Using herbs and spices is the best way to turn boring diet food into a rich flavorful meal you will want to post on your Facebook wall. A few squeezes of herbs and garlic can be the turning point between a temporary weight loss plan and celebrating your healthy-ever-after!
I used to grab a fresh herbs while I was shopping. However, if I didn't use them right away or I didn't use all of them in one recipe they would mold or turn to slime and stink. Fortunately, Gourmet Garden has developed a Lightly Dried line featuring a selection of chopped herbs including ginger and chili flakes (which I couldn't grow if I wanted to). These lightly dried herbs look and smell very much like fresh but they last for up to 4 weeks in the refrigerator after opening. This new line is so exciting because it gives you time to enjoy fresh herbs on your food without the stress of racing to use them.
I used Lightly Dried parsley and stir-in chunky garlic to make my whipped goat cheese. It only took 10 minutes from getting the ingredients out to spooning the seemingly indulgent spread into a serving dish. The flecks of parsley in the goat cheese and the tempting aroma of garlic were just as you would expect from fresh ingredients. The best part? I didn't need to prepare the herbs, wash a knife and cutting board, or smell garlic on my hands for the rest of the day.
Easy-peasy-done, that's how this busy mom likes it!
Whipped Goat Cheese with Lemon and Herbs
- Place all the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor. Process until all the ingredients combine into a smooth, spreadable mixture -about 1 minute. (Alternately place all the ingredients in a large bowl and use a fork to blend until smooth.)