Endive With Herbed Goat Cheese

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.


Makes about 60 appetizers

Recipe from

Southern Living


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


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

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.

Jane Glass, Clayton, North Carolina,

Southern Living

November 2004
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