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Roasted Garlic And Herb Goat Cheese Spread

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This is a sure-fire winner when you need a quick and easy hors d'ouevre. It's bursting with flavor!
Ingredients
For the garlic roast
  Pepper To Taste
  Salt To Taste
  Olive oil 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic head 1 Small
  Extra virgin olive oil 2 Tablespoon
For the spread
  Goat cheese 4 Ounce (At Room Temperature)
  Basil 1 Teaspoon (Chopped)
  Fresh basil leaves 5 Medium, coarsely chopped
  Parsley 1 Teaspoon (Chopped)
  Chopped basil 1 Teaspoon
  Chopped parsley 1 Teaspoon
  Fresh parsley 1 Teaspoon, coarsely chopped
  Black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
For the platter
  Zucchini 1 Medium, thinly sliced (Optional)
  Yellow squash 1⁄2 Small, thinly sliced (Optional)
  Celery stalks 2 Medium, cut into long thick pieces (Optional)
  Baguette roll/Whole grain pumpkin seed bread 1 Small, sliced (Optional)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Cut 1/4 of the top off of a small head of garlic such that the cloves are exposed. Now put it on a sheet of aluminium foil, drizzle it with some olive oil and sprinkle some salt over it. Wrap it up in the foil really tightly and put it in the oven that is heated up to 425 F for about 45 to 50 minutes.

MAKING
2. Into a mini food processor, add the coarsely chopped basil leaves, parsley, black pepper, goat cheese and lastly the roasted garlic head squeezed into it.
3. Combine all the ingredients well using the pulse function of the food processor. Once well combined, the spread is ready to serve.

SERVING
4. Serve with some freshly cut vegetables like zucchini, yellow squash and celery along with slices of whole grain pumpkin seed bread.

Things You Will Need
1. A mini food processor
2. Foil - to wrap up the garlic head for roasting

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Cheesy
Method: 
Blending
Dish: 
Spread
Ingredient: 
Goat Cheese
Interest: 
Easy
Restriction: 
Low Cholesterol, Low Sugar
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
65 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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