Fresh Tomato and Goat Cheese Strata with Herb Oil

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 30 min
  • Prep: 45 min
  • Cook: 45 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

8 ounces goat cheese, room temperature

1/4 cup cream

Pinch salt and freshly ground black pepper

3 fresh tomatoes, sliced 1/2 to 3/4-inch thick

1 cup chopped toasted walnuts, for garnish

Herb Oil:

3/4 cup fresh mint

3/4 cup fresh basil

1 cup olive oil

Directions

  1. For the Filling: Combine the goat cheese and cream in a medium bowl. Using an electric mixer, whip together the cheese and the cream. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. For the Herb Oil: Combine the herbs in a food processor and pulse to chop the herbs. With the machine running add the oil, salt, and pepper. Transfer to a small bowl, cover with plastic wrap and set aside.
  3. To serve: Using a serrated knife, cut the tomatoes. Top each tomato with a spoonful of the goat cheese mixture. Place a few tomatoes on a serving plate, drizzle with herb oil, and sprinkle with walnuts. Serve.