This photo may be deceiving but, hidden beneath the mint leaves hides a flavor-fest of goodness. Goat cheese, combines with cumin seeds, dried dill weed, cracked black pepper and freshly pressed garlic.
When the goat cheese touches your lips you are immediately hit by the gentleness of the mint leaves. Then, cumin seeds and black pepper explode creating a powerful smokiness and warmth that is out of this world. I’m very serious here. This simple goat cheese appetizer will knock your socks off. Perfect for entertaining.
For a sophisticated presentation, top crackers with the goat cheese spread and a fresh mint leaf.
||oz soft fresh goat cheese, crumbled (about 2 ½ cups), room temperature
||tablespoons whole milk
||teaspoons whole cumin seeds
||teaspoon dried dill weed
||teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
||garlic cloves, pressed
||cup extra-virgin olive oil
||mint leaves, thinly sliced
||(or more) seeded crackers
2 ½ cups
Mix first 6 ingredients in small bowl until almost smooth. Cover; chill. DO AHEAD Can be made 1 day ahead. Keep chilled.
Transfer goat cheese spread to shallow bowl. Drizzle oil over. Sprinkle mint leaves over and serve with crackers.
Bon Appetit Magazine December 2008
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