There, I said it.
I eat goat cheese everyday. Often more than once a day. I wish I could eat it all day everyday, but sadly, it is still cheese and my poor future 50-year-old-self wouldn’t appreciate that kind of artery-neglect. Says the girl who’s favorite food is french fries.
And no they don’t make “low-fat” goat cheese. Who would think of such a thing?
But when compared ounce by ounce to other cheeses, goat cheese actually reigns supreme in its nutrition stats. An ounce is typically 70-80 calories, and only 5 grams of fat, where as some of it’s competitors are over 100 calories per ounce and 10 grams of fat.
Other close seconds to goat cheese? Neufchatel, feta and part-skim fresh mozzarella.
My favorite way to eat goat cheese is on toast, topped with sliced tomatoes and cracked pepper. Plain is fine, but the other day I looked out to find my basil plant exploding on my balcony and it beckoned for me to use it in something quick and easy.
Enter: garlic basil goat cheese.
What you’ll need to have…
- 1 log goat cheese (4 oz)
- 1 clove garlic
- 5-10 basil leaves (taste preference, I like it herb-y)
What you’ll need to do…
- Let goat cheese come to room temperature, or zap in the microwave for 15 seconds
- Finely chop basil and garlic
- Stir into goat cheese
Yes it’s that easy, and yes it’s delicious. And yes this recipe should serve 3-4 people, depending on your ability to share.
Tell me, what food are you in love with right now?