Appetizer - Baked Cherry Tomatoes and Herbed Goat Cheese

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Oct. 09, 2014

Are you looking for an insanely delicious appetizer that you can throw together within a moments notice?! Well.. this is the recipe for you. I dont know about you but I literally always have cherry tomatoes, goat cheese, basil, thyme, and lemons in my refrigerator. Theyre just versatile ingredients and for me a staple in my cooking. I made this for my grandmother the other day and she freaked out at how easy and good it was. You slowly bake the tomatoes and then once those are done add the goat cheese to the top and the heat of the tomatoes slowly melts the cheese need I say more?! I didnt think so.

Ingredients

Cherry tomatoes 1 Pint
Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm) , minced
Fresh thyme sprigs 3 (leaves)
Extra virgin olive oil 3 Tablespoon
Salt and pepper To Taste
For the goat cheese
Goat cheese 4 Ounce
Fresh basil leaves 5 , chiffonade
Fresh thyme sprigs 5 (leaves)
Zest of lemon 1

Directions

GETTING READY

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

 

MAKING

In a fancy baking dish, add the cherry tomatoes,  garlic, thyme leaves, salt, pepper, and olive oil.

Toss well to coat the tomatoes well. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a small plate, add the basil, thyme leaves, and lemon zest. Toss with a spoon and roll the goat cheese in the mixture to coat evenly and set it aside.

After 30 minutes broil the tomatoes for 1-2 minutes.

Take out the tomatoes and put the herbed goat cheese on top.

 

SERVING

Serve with crusty bread and enjoy.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 180Calories from Fat 129

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g21.5%

Saturated Fat 5 g25%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 157 mg6.54%

Total Carbohydrates 6 g2%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 3 g

Protein 7 g14%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet