Goat Cheese with Olives, Lemon, and Thyme

This appetizer from Gourmet is just what we all want and need.  It is so good and can literally be ready in 20 minutes.  What else could you want?  Deliciousness?  Yes, it has that.  I love it!  You might need this for your next football party or when you and your friends get together for dinner.  It is the perfect appetizer!    I don’t have fresh thyme at my beck and call so I purchased some three times to make this.  It did not happen and now I am left wondering why.  Maybe because it is just too easy!

Try this with your favorite crackers, baguette slices, or bread.  I am telling you it will be a hit.

Goat Cheese with Olives, Lemon, and Thyme    from Gourmet

yield – 4-6 servings

  • 1/3 cup assorted olives
  • 3 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1  4- 5 ounces fresh goat cheese
  • crackers, flatbread, baguettes
  1. Heat olives, thyme, oil, zest, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a small skilleat or saucepan over low heat until fragrant.  DO NOT  simmer.
  2. Cool to room temperature.
  3. Pour olive mixture over goat cheese.
  4. Enjoy!


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3 responses to “Goat Cheese with Olives, Lemon, and Thyme

  1. I love goat cheese… might just be one of my favorite cheeses! I was fortunate enough to tour a goat farm (and cheese making operation) in the Adirondacks near Lake Placid, and the farm made me want to start my own goat farm! I’ve since realized that I’m not really a farm guy, but every time goat cheese comes up in conversation, I’m reminded of that beautiful farm set against the beautiful backdrop that is the mountains of the Adirondacks. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Simple – yet stunning flavours together. Love them all! 🙂 V

  3. Super simple, Wanda, and delicious. I love appetizers like this. Not fattening and I bet you could make the olive oil ahead of time and keep it ready for last minute company.

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