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Goat Cheese Spread with Lemon and Honey

Goat Cheese Spread with Lemon and Honey

Recipe courtesy of Taste of Honey: The Definitive Guide to Tasting and Cooking with 40 Varietals by Marie Simmons/Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC.

Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces - fresh goat cheese
  • 4 tablespoons - honey
  • 3 tablespoons - low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons - extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small clove - garlic, grated
  • 1 teaspoon - lemon zest
  • ¼ teaspoon - freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon - coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon - fresh thyme, oregano, sage, lavender, or other herb that matches the herb in the honey (optional)

Directions

Place the goat cheese in the bowl of a food processor and add 2 tablespoons of the honey, the yogurt, olive oil, garlic, ½ teaspoon of the lemon zest, ⅛ teaspoon of the black pepper, and the salt. Pulse until creamy and well blended. Transfer to a small, shallow serving bowl and smooth the top with a rubber spatula.

Sprinkle the spread with the remaining ½ teaspoon of lemon zest and ⅛ teaspoon of black pepper. Drizzle with the remaining 2 tablespoons of honey and sprinkle with the fresh herb.

Serve with crackers or crostini as a nibble with drinks or a cup of tea.