Summer Entertaining: Fresh Herb Goat Cheese & Tomatoes

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Summer Entertaining

Southern Socials

Fresh Herb Goat Cheese & Tomatoes

Simple appetizers filled with seasonal fresh herbs that are accompanied with vine ripened tomatoes should certainly highlight offerings for guests when small gatherings are planned with friends. A selection of grape & cherry tomatoes such as Tomato Sunsugar & Tami G provide delicious flavor & pair well while a few green ones contrast beautifully in taste & texture. Chèvre or goat cheese is noted for it’s distinctive twang & needs very little to elevate. Look to your garden to choose the herbs to showcase in this easy appetizer. Learn how to make an effortless starter in minutes.

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RKG Original Small MonogramFresh Herb Goat Cheese & Tomatoes
makes 4 servings

1 {8-ounce} log goat cheese
1 Tbsp chopped fresh herbs such as basil, parsley & thyme
1/4 tsp lemon zest
1 small garlic clove, pressed
Kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
Multigrain Baguette, sliced
Olive oil
Assorted grape, cherry & pear tomatoes, cut in half

Combine the goat cheese, the herbs, the lemon zest & the garlic in a small bowl. Season with the salt & pepper. Set aside. Brush the bread slices with the olive oil. Grill over Medium-High heat {350-400 degrees} until toasted, a few minutes per side. Top with the goat cheese & the tomatoes.

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How To Clean & Store Parsley

If your herb garden is overflowing with abundance, simple appetizers that require minimal effort are the perfect way to make good use of them for wonderful fresh flavor. Parsley grows well in containers & it may be snipped just before it is needed in recipes or refrigerated longer term. Cut several bunches & store loosely in a plastic bag. Parsley wilts relatively quickly if wrapped in a paper towel. 

The Basics. Italian Flat Leaf Parsley By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary Entertaining Techniques Southern Entertaining Cooking & Baking Tutorials Modern Southern Socials Game Day Entertaining TV Cooking Personality Pastry Chef RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstick Birmingham Alabama How To Use Flat Leaf Parsley

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Once you are ready to use it, hold the parsley stems under running water to throughly rinse the leaves. Grab a tightly packed handful of the herb & place it on a cutting board. Run a chef knife through the leaves until the desired size is reached. If it’s chopped very finely, gently blot a paper towel over the surface to remove some of the excessive color in an effort to keep final dishes looking bright.

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