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If you have 5 minutes lets DIY! Irresistible goat cheese appetizer

goat cheese & rosemary

With less than five minutes, you can make this beautiful appetizer from scratch.

All you need is spring roll pastry and cupcake mold to make the base shell. Very simple technique:

shell crust

Cut square shapes. Place them in the cupcake mold and adjust the edges in a way to have like a cup. Leave a space between each one so they don’t touch. Bake them on 180°C for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown.

appetizer shell

crust shell

As you see it’s like a cup, you can fill it with any food of your choice. For instance, i used goat cheese (my favorite) and rosemary. Et Voila it is ready to serve.

goat cheese & rosemary

Wouldn’t you just love to have one of these beautiful appetizer? Small tips turn a simple food to a decorative one, giving you pleasure to the eyes and butterflies in your stomach.

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thyme goat cheese and bake rolls salad

thyme goat cheese and bake rolls salad

Salads are so versatile, can be served at any point during the meal, they can be appetizers, side dish or even a main dish! All i can say, salads and summer go really well; light, nutritious and refreshing. Go as much creative as you wish, mix the ingredients that you like, drizzle your favorite dressing and enjoy!

Thyme goat cheese and bake rolls salad is so easy to adapt and takes less than 10 minutes!

  • lettuce of your choice (i used frisé)
  • avocado
  • tomato
  • black olives
  • bake rolls
  • and of course the goat cheese, i cut them in slices and dipped them in dry thyme

Lemon mayo dressing tastes beautiful with it!

thyme goat cheese and bake rolls salad

Did you know that the ancient greeks used thyme in their baths and burnt it as incense in their temples, believing it was a source of courage?

gracious salmon avocado and goat cheese salad

salmon avocado and goat cheese salad

This gracious salad is always a winning choice if you want to treat yourself or your guests. Before even knowing the ingredients, it’s enough to look at the colors blend to open up your appetite and make your mouth water.

I am sure you noticed by now that i am fond of goat cheese. I can pair it with anything, and trust me it’s irresistible with smoked salmon! For this salad you need: ( for 4 people)

  • 200g smoked salmon
  • 2 medium ripe avocado
  • 150g goat cheese
  • wedges of one lemon peeled
  • mix green leafs (arugula, red oak, green oak and frisé)

Lemon mayo dressing goes well with the salmon.

salmon avocado and goat cheese salad

salade au chèvre chaud (salad with hot goat cheese)

salade au chevre chaud

Chèvre is a young, mild and creamy cheese, “Pur Chèvre” from France is made entirely from goat’s milk. I love cheese! i can pair cheese with anything! Nothing gives me this feeling of satisfaction like cheese.

This salad is very simple and served on your table in less than 15 minutes. Only 4 ingredients make this great salad:

  • lettuce (i mixed 3 types: red oak, green oak and boston)
  • cherry tomato
  • toast
  • chèvre cheese (goat cheese)

salade au chevre chaud

Spread on the toast a 5mm layer of chèvre, if you like the melting cheese, preferably use the aged goat cheese which is coated with white edible rind (similar to the rind of Camembert). Inside it is firmer and drier than Camembert, but once you heat it, it becomes completely soft and melting.

Personally i like the fresh, rindless goat cheese and i sprinkle a bit of bread crumbs on top to add some crispy texture before heating in the microwave for one minute.

Serve this salad with vinaigrette or lemon mayo dressing. Additions are always most welcome with cheese. Some people add walnuts, pine nuts or even dried figs.

salade au chevre chaud

No wonder why photographers use the word cheese to make you smile! Say cheeeese it’s my brother in law (Hani) birthday! Wishing you a beautiful year ahead and a prosperous life!

salade au chevre chaud

How to add fresh fruits to your green salad – 4 succulent combinations

fruit in saladIntroducing a fresh fruit to your simple leafy salad transforms it to a delicious and non ordinary dish.

Pomegranates, apples, oranges or strawberries pair well with cheese and nuts. Add any type of fruit you like, a handful nut of your choice or cheese and expect an interesting sweetness, that will go beautifully with the crunchiness of the vegetables.

it’s not just the delicious taste that will invite you to dig in but also the beautiful colors.

Here are 4 of my favorite salads that I prepare frequently:

Goat cheese and pomegranate salad

goat cheese pomegranate

  • Mix greens (rucola, frisée, boston)
  • Goat cheese
  • Pomegranate
  • Walnut

Apple chevrette salad

apple chevrette

  • Lettuce
  • Red apple
  • Chevrette cheese
  • Walnut

Goat cheese and strawberries salad

goat cheese and strawberries

  • Mix greens (rucola, frisée, red romain)
  • Goat cheese
  • Strawberry
  • Walnut

Tangy crab salad

tangy crab salad

  • Iceberg and romaine lettuce
  • Shredded crab
  • Avocado
  • orange
  • grapefruit

These pretty salads could be served with balsamic or lemon mayo.

It’s a pleasure to the palate and the eye. Enjoy!