Sun-Dried Tomato and Goat Cheese Skewers
- 1 (8-ounce) log fresh goat cheese, chilled
- 1 cup pistachio nuts, finely chopped
- 20 sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil
- 1/2 bunch fresh basil leaves
DirectionsWatch how to make this recipe.
Special equipment: 20 small skewers or cocktail toothpicks
Fill a pitcher with hot water. Dip a knife into the hot water and slice the goat cheese log in half lengthwise. Slice each half into 10 pieces making sure to dip the knife into the hot water in between slicing to ensure a nice clean cut. Roll each piece of goat cheese into balls approximately 1/2-inch in diameter and put onto a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper.
Drain the oil from the tomatoes and put onto a plate lined with a paper towel.
Skewer a goat cheese ball onto the skewer. Lay a basil leaf on top a sun-dried tomato. Fold the tomato in half around the basil leaf and add to the skewer with the goat cheese. Repeat with remaining skewers. Arrange on a serving platter, cover and keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
Recipe courtesy of Brian Boitano 2009