This recipe for Goat Cheese appetizer with Strawberries is perfect for any festive occasion in spring and summer! Easy and delicious finger food with all the flavors and textures from goat cheese, strawberries, pistachios, basil and honey. Video below!

This goat cheese appetizer is every goat cheese lovers’ dream, every fruit and cheese lovers’ dream, every finger food lovers’ dream…every foodies’ dream! There’s something magical about fruit and cheese combined, like the Caprese Salad , Tomato Salad and Quick Easy Appetizer With Fruit And Cheese.

 

If you’re in for more strawberry recipes, try this Lollipop Savory Hand Pies With StrawberriesStrawberry Caprese SaladBest Strawberry Corn Salsa, and Strawberry Spinach Salad

Goat Cheese Appetizer

This recipe is perfect for any festive occasion in spring and summer that requires a refreshing appetizer or some easy finger food. This simple yet delicious healthy appetizer will surely impress everyone!

The flavor of goat cheese is so well paired with the juicy sweet strawberries and crunchy pistachios which I love to toss with some basil. You can definitely skip the basil or use another herb of your choice like fresh oregano or thyme would be wonderful here too!

Goat cheese is an amazing cheese for appetizers are it’s super versatile. You can cook it, bake it, fry it, serve it cold and more! Also, goat cheese is semi soft so you can shape it, roll it, spread it, and that’s why I chose it to coat the berries today.

I love the sweet soft texture of goat cheese when paired with honey (which actually makes it more pliable) and herbs. This goat cheese appetizer, when chilled, firms up nicely and holds its shape around the strawberries.

Ingredients for Goat Cheese Appetizer

  • Goat Cheese
  • Honey
  • Pitachios
  • Basil
  • salt
  • Strawberries

How To Make Goat Cheese Appetizer

For this easy goat cheese appetizer, creamy goat cheese is flavored with fresh thyme and honey. Then, a strawberry is coated in this creamy cheese mixture and rolled in a fragrant coating of crushed pistachios and fresh basil. Need I say more?

Once you mixed the goat cheese, take a tablespoon size ball.

Flatten the goat cheese into a disc and create a dent in the center.

Take your strawberry and place it in the dent.

Gently wrap the cheese all around it to cover the whole fruit entirely.

The beauty about covering the strawberries with goat cheese is, that it doesn’t have to be perfect. It will get all covered up in nuts anyways! So don’t overthink this step or waste time perfecting it.

Dip the goat cheese covered strawberry into the pistachio-basil mixture and roll it around.

Place the Goat Cheese Pistachio Covered Strawberries on a plate in a single layer and chill them until it’s time to serve.

This recipe for is a must try and a great appetizer recipe you will find yourself trying with different fruit-cheese-nut and herbs combinations.

Goat Cheese Appetizer TIPS

  • These are best when chilled for an hour after they’re done so that the cheese can firm up.
  • Choose ripe but not overripe strawberries that are firm and uniform in size. The smaller the better.
  • Serve this easy appetizer with crunchy baguette slices or on their own.
  • I chose strawberries for this appetizer recipe, but it would also work well with melon balls or grapes too. Choose a fruit that holds its shape well and does not lose too much water.
  • If using a different fruit, feel free to play around with the herbs! Mint and melon is a great combination, or try teaming up grapes and parsley.
  • Substitute pistachios with any other chopped nut like almonds, walnuts or pecans. They all taste terrific in this simple goat cheese appetizer recipe.
  • Should you be a fan of goat cheese, try a mix of cream cheese and feta or blue cheese. The cream cheese is necessary to make the cheese malleable and creamy.

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Goat Cheese Appetizer

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This recipe for Goat Cheese apetizer with Strawberries is perfect for any festive occasion in spring and summer that requires a refreshing appetizer or some easy finger food.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizer, goat cheese, goat cheese appetizer, strawberry goat cheese
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 199kcal
Author Mahy

Ingredients

  • 1 lb log of plain soft goat cheese
  • pinch of salt and pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 pint strawberries , washed, dried and stems removed
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pistachios
  • 1 teaspoon fresh basil leaves chopped

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, mash the goat cheese with a fork to soften it up and season it with salt, pepper, thyme and honey. Mix it well and set aside.
  • Mix the pistachios and fresh basil in a separate wider bowl and set aside.
  • Take a slightly smaller than golf size ball of the goat cheese mixture and flatten it on the palm of your hand into about 1/8 inch thick circle creating a dent.
  • Place one strawberry in the center of the cheese and use both hands to carefully fold the cheese around the strawberry and begin rolling it around. This doesn’t have to be perfect or even, as long as all the strawberry is covered up with a thin layer of goat cheese.
  • Remove any excess cheese in areas of the strawberry and roll it again if necessary.
  • Place the strawberry in the pistachio plate and roll it around to coat evenly and place on a plate in a single layer.
  • Chill the goat cheese pistachio coated strawberries in the fridge for at least one hour and serve.

Video

Notes

  • These Goat Cheese appetizer with Strawberries are best when chilled for an hour after they’re done so that the cheese can firm up.
  • Choose ripe but not overripe strawberries that are firm and uniform in size. The smaller the better.
  • Serve this easy appetizer with crunchy baguette slices or on their own.
  • I chose strawberries for this appetizer recipe, but it would also work well with melon balls or grapes too. Choose a fruit that holds its shape well and does not lose too much water.
  • If using a different fruit, feel free to play around with the herbs! Mint and melon is a great combination, or try teaming up grapes and parsley.
  • Substitute pistachios with any other chopped nut like almonds, walnuts or pecans. They all taste terrific in this simple goat cheese appetizer recipe.
  • Should you be a fan of goat cheese, try a mix of cream cheese and feta or blue cheese. The cream cheese is necessary to make the cheese malleable and creamy.

Nutrition

Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 139mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 465IU | Vitamin C: 24.3mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 1.5mg

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