This simple-to-make and this tangy low carb goat cheese appetizer is always a big hit with everyone. A great appetizer is always a must when planning a party.
Today I’m sharing this tangy goat cheese easy appetizer (chevre fig spread recipe). I think your whole family is going to love it.
In case you hadn’t noticed, I’m on an appetizer kick. This week I shared my Sundried tomato and goat cheese crostini recipe. Today I thought I’d stick with the goat cheese theme, only switching it up by adding a few dried figs and a few other things. Let’s see what you think!
The first time I tasted this recipe I thought it was totally amazing.
Just like most goat cheese lovers anytime I can switch up my appetizers with tangy savory flavors I’m all in. What I love about this recipe is that this easy low carb snack may be tweaked with other soft cheeses should you not be a fan of goat cheese. Read on to see why goat cheese just may be better for you than other cheeses.
Is goat cheese good for low-carb diet?
Since goat cheese is minimally processed and contains healthy fats, goat cheese is an excellent choice for following a keto diet. When following a healthy diet, minimally processed and high-protein foods are always a great option. Goat cheese is a beautiful choice for choosing a healthy keto snack and low carb appetizers.
Plus, goat cheese has less sodium and less lactose than other cheeses which makes it easier to digest, so yes, this soft cheese is healthier. Plus it is filled with good minerals and higher in vitamins.
What is a good goat cheese combination?
When combining goat cheese with other accompaniments choose nuts, fresh fruit, stewed fruit, and seedless crackers such as chia, poppy, flax seed, or sesame. During the holiday season, you may try serving with pears, apples, or grapes for a winning combination of flavors.
Is goat cheese okay for weight loss?
For several reasons, goat cheese is a great option for weight loss. When it comes to weight loss many people feel the need to use low-fat dairy products. With full-fat dairy, you become fuller faster and the fullness lasts longer.
While cow cheese is also high in fat content, the fatty acid in goat cheese is metabolized at a higher rate. Staying full longer helps with eating less overall and is important for weight loss. In addition, having less lactose makes Goat cheese easier to digest than regular cheese.
What protein goes best with goat cheese?
Having grown up in an Italian family I’m happy to say goat cheese pairs perfectly with salami and crispy prosciutto that being said any meat and cheese platter charcuterie board will be on my favorites list.
In addition, beef, ham, and turkey are all well paired with this delicious cheese.
Simple Ingredients: Low Carb Goat Cheese Appetizer
What you will need
- Dried figs
- Goat cheese
- Sour cream
- Fresh basil
- Milk (substitute almond milk or coconut milk for a low carb option)
- Fresh Thyme
- Salt and Black Pepper
- Baguette slices or crackers
In a small bowl pour boiling water over figs and cover. Let stand for 15 minutes, then slice thin.
Next, in a medium bowl, stir together chevre, (goats cheese) crumbled in small pieces, sour cream, milk, fresh herbs (fresh basil and thyme)
- In a small bowl pour boiling water over figs and cover.
- Let stand for 15 minutes
- Drain well and then thinly slice
- Meanwhile in a medium bowl, stir together chevre, (goats cheese) crumbled in small pieces, sour cream, milk, fresh herbs (fresh basil and thyme)
- Season to taste with black pepper and salt
- Toast the walnuts
- Stir in the drained figs and half of the toasted walnuts
- Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours
Stir in the drained figs and half of the toasted walnuts.
Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
To serve, transfer the spread to a serving platter and sprinkle with remaining walnuts and fresh thyme sprigs.
Serve with parmesan crisps, toasted baguette slices, or crackers are good options.
Printable recipe card for Low Carb Goat Cheese Appetizer (Chevre Fig Spread Recipe)
Low Carb Goat Cheese Appetizer
- 3/4 cup Dried Figs snipped
- 3/4 cup Crumbled Goat Cheese
- 1/2 cup Sour Cream
- 3 Tbsp Fresh Parsley
- 2 Tbsp Milk
- 3 Tbsp Fresh Basil
- 1 Tbsp Fresh Thyme
- 1/2 cup Toasted Walnuts chopped
- Salt and Pepper
- Fresh Tyme Sprigs optional
- Toasted baguette slices or crackers
- In a small bowl pour boiling water over figs (cover and let stand 15 min, drain well) then thinly slice
- In medium bowl stir together goat cheese, sour cream, milk, basil and thyme
- Season to taste with salt and peper
- Stir in drained figs and half the walnuts
- Cover and chill in refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
- To serve, transfer to serving bowl or platter with a rim and garnish with fresh thyme sprigs.
- Sprinkle with rest of walnuts
- Serve with baguette slices or crackers.
What if I am not a fan of goat cheese?
Are you not a fan of goat cheese? This spread can easily be adapted by using cream cheese or feta cheese. This elegant appetizer is sure to be a crowd pleaser either way.
Can I switch out the whole milk?
Yes, substitute whole milk for almond milk or coconut milk for a low-carb option.
Does goat cheese spoil easily?
Because goat cheese is meant to be aged, typically when well wrapped, goat cheese will last for several weeks to a few months.
A great way to kick off your next party is with this perfect appetizer. I hope you try it out. If so, please come back and let me know how you liked it. It helps out my blog and I love hearing from you. Thank you!
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