Why a goat cheese appetizer? Simple, because it is unexpectedly and truthfully better than you would ever imagine! There are subtle undertones of sweetness in the pecans with rich and creamy savory cheese in the middle.
Truthfully, it is not like something you would anticipate, and that makes it rise to the top in my book!
Easy to make, and filled with nutrition, these goat cheese appetizers will become an instant favorite in your holiday appetizer traditions.
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A goat cheese appetizer is one of those rare treats that typically are easy to throw together and everyone thinks you've just crafted a high-class appetizer.
What could be better?
Benefits of Goat Cheese
Learning about the benefits of goat cheese far exceeded anything that I anticipated when I began my research. If struggle with a dairy intolerance, or even just want to practice staying away from ungodly amounts of dairy fats, then I have good news for you.
Goat cheese is considerably more nutrient-dense than any typical cow dairy product.
Goats cheese still has fatty acids, but those acids metabolize faster than cow dairy, which leads to a fuller feeling faster. The benefits don't just end there. Because of A2 beta casein, it allows the cheese to digest faster and easier than cow cheese.
Perhaps the most intriguing benefit is how filled with healthy probiotics goat cheese has. Goat cheese can boost your immune system and fight illness because of its immense probiotic properties.
What goes Well with Goat Cheese?
Never would I have imagined pecans going with goat cheese. I always think of any creamy or cheesy product going well with crackers and that's just about it.
Yet goat cheese can be a versatile ingreident that goes well with many other foods. Here are just a few.
- Use it in place of cream cheese!
- Spread on sprouted or sourdough toast!
- Top salads with craumbed goat cheese.
- Replace diary cheese with goat cheese in your lasagna.
- Make a pesto sauce with it.
- Creat a vegetable dip.
- Serve plain and just enjoy!
What Kind of Cracker goes with Goat Cheese?
If you are following the Trim Heatlhy Mama lifestyle, there ceratinly are some crackers that you can enjoy on plan. Here are a few of my favorites.
- Shameless Crackers (S or FP)
- Finn Crisp Crackers (E)
- Ryvita Crackers (FP)
- Wasa Light Rye (FP)
- Wasa MultiGrain (E)
- Wasa Whole Grain (E)
Of course, if you are not following the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle, there are plenty more options out there. However, if you are even trying to follow a more health concious lifestyle, you will find that these crackers are more pure and healthy than most of the crackers you find in your everyday grocery aisles.
How to make this Goat Cheese Appetizer?
This appetizer is going to be extreamly easy to make, but a little time consuming. Mixing the cheese mixture should not take long, but creating the little pecan sandwiches does take a little bit of time. Just imagine how much your guests will enjoy the mini sandwiches once you are done!
- Mix the goat cheese, sour cream, and shredded cheese well together.
- Spoon a small portion onto the pecan and top with another pecan to make a sandwich.
- Continue until all the cheese mixture is gone.
Ingredients for the Pecan Goat Cheese Appetizer
All you need is 4 ingreidents to make this pecan goat cheese appetizer. That's it!
- At least 30 pecans (you may need more)
- 2 tbsp sour cream
- 2 tbsp shredded cheese
- ¼ cup goat cheese
Mix away and knife bits of the mixture onto your pecan sandwiches.