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Endive With Herbed Goat Cheese

Yield Makes about 60 appetizers
The goat cheese mixture can be made 1 day in advance. Assemble the appetizer on a platter, cover, and chill up to 4 hours ahead of party.

Ingredients

  • 14 ounces goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 60 Belgian endive leaves (about 8 heads)
  • 6 grape or cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • Garnish: fresh cilantro leaves

How to Make It

  1. Process first 4 ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Spoon into a small bowl; stir in cilantro and next 3 ingredients.

  2. Pipe or spoon about 1 1/2 teaspoons cheese mixture onto each tip of endive leaf, top with 1 tomato slice. Garnish, if desired. Serve immediately, or cover and chill up to 4 hours.