Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Goat Cheese

In all of my 27 years of life…I don't think I've ever tasted goat cheese.

It is fabulous!

It's creamy, and mild, and amazing.

One of my best friends made this delicious salad with goat cheese, candied nuts, beets, and balsamic dressing….I died.

I had to try it.

To Costco I went (cause cheese is like 1/4 of the price there) to purchase goat cheese.

Then I made this.

I died, it was so good. (not literally of course…)

Basil from my garden, fresh strawberries, goat cheese, and balsamic vinegar on toasted french bread made this the perfect appetizer!

I added about 1 TBS of sugar to 1 cup of strawberries and let them "juice" for about 20 min.

Spread the cheese, toss on the strawberries, basil, dabble olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and a dash a pepper. YUM!

Then I made this for dinner.

Goat Cheese and Shrimp Pasta

12 oz whole wheat pasta
1/3 cup fresh basil
1/4 cup goat cheese
3 cups shrimp
1 TBS chopped garlic
1 TBS olive oil
1 TBS Chicken Bouillon

Cook your pasta until al dente (it's always better a bit chewy).
Heat a saute pan on medium heat. Add shrimp, garlic, and oil to the pan until shrimp are completely cooked through.
Next add the goat cheese, basil, and bouillon.
Stir just until creamy then toss with pasta.

This was super yummy, and a really light way to enjoy a creamy pasta!

Who knew I was going to become a goat cheese addict.
But I totally am!

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Heather Sullivan said...

That all looks so delish! I'm a cheeseaholic and goat cheese is just the best. Plus as a bonus, it doesn't trigger migraines. :) Double bonus!

Erin said...

Oh yum! I pinned a goat cheese red pepper pasta that I can't wait to try. I just became brave enough to try goat cheese this summer and love it! My favorite is strawberry spinach salad with goat cheese. I will have to try your recipes too!

Neisa said...

Found your blog from Follow Me Wednesday at 3 Four and Under. The salad looks beautiful. I look forward to getting to know you :)

Christine said...

I LOVE salads with Strawberries in them! Great idea to put some goat cheese in there too... YUM!!! Oh and the shrimp looked perfect cooked.. DELICIOUS!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

Erika @ HomesteadSimple said...

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Kim Mcilrath said...

That brochette looks A-ma-zing! New Follower from The link&Mingle. THanks for stopping by!