These are make-ahead and filled with flavor. Get these done, refrigerate and just pull them out a little before serving. That's my idea of a great thing to have on hand for any time, however big or small. Rolling the goat cheese in pecans, lemons and parsley also gives the tangy goat cheese the perfect companion: crunchy, toasty pecans. The freshness of the parsley and lemon zest serves as the perfect bridge for these ingredients. These are also naturally gluten-free which can nicely round out any hors d'oeuvre platter you are planning for any occasion.
These are balls of goat cheese that are rolled in crushed pecans mixed with a little lemon zest and chopped parsley. The platter can be mixed (some rolled with lemon zest and pecans and some rolled with parsley) to provide two type of colors and flavor, both simple and both centered on pecans. They can be made ahead or quickly...
½ cup toasted Fisher® Chef's Naturals Pecan Halves, chopped
Zest from 2 lemons
3 tbsp. chopped flat-leaf parsley
1.Break up and mix the goat cheese with the black pepper in a medium bowl. Divide into 24 pieces, about 2 tsp. each and roll into balls. 2.Combine the pecans, lemon zest and parsley in a medium bowl until well blended. Roll the goat cheese balls in the pecan mixture. Arrange on a serving platter. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Take them out 15 minutes before serving so they soften a little and drizzle with a little olive oil, if desired.