Thursday, November 20, 2008

Shh, don't tell anyone it is so easy...

Since we are about to enter the busiest time of the year, how about a go-to entertaining dip that is delicious, addictive, reduced fat, and so easy to prepare, you won't believe it?

Sound good?

Looks and tastes even better...

Goat Cheese and Tapenade Spread

1 - 8oz package of reduced fat cream cheese
1 - 4oz package of goat cheese (I used the pepper flavor)
1/4 - 1/2 c of prepare tapenade* (Trader Joe's if you can find it)

Let the cheeses sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes to soften, or alternatively, remove from packaging and put in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave at 50% power for 30 seconds, and then stir, repeat if necessary, until cheese is soft.

Mix cheese and tapenade in a bowl. Place in the refrigerator until firm. Serve with crackers, vegetables or whatever you wish.

This recipe is going in my permanent "I need a quick, yet easy and upscale appetizer" file.

We made this for my a bridal shower recently and it was amaaaaaaazing. I used the leftovers for a sandwich the next day. Heaven.

Life is sweet,


Steel Magnolia said...

Can't wait to try this one...I LOVE goat cheese!! BTW, I voted for you in the comfort food may just win that are in the lead girlfriend!!! CONGRATS!!

Erin said...

mmmmmm goatcheese!
Girl you are running away with that gift card! 26% of the votes!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Looks and sounds delicious!!!!