Salsa Baked Goat Cheese

"This is wonderful with beer, margarita's, whatever else you're serving. This dip/spread is quick, easy and delectable!"
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  • 14 1/4 cup walnuts or 1/4 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 4 ounces plain goat cheese (or you can just use more cream cheese)
  • 1 cup salsa (your favorite)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped for garnish
  • pita bread rounds or crisp toast


  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Spread the nuts on a baking sheet and toast them in the oven until lightly browned and very fragrant, 7-8 minutes should do it.
  • Transfer to a medium bowl Add the cheeses to the bowl and combine thoroughly with the nuts.
  • Scoop the cheese mixture into the center of a baking dish, such as a decorative 9" pie plate, and form into a 5" disk.
  • Spoon te salsa over and around the cheese.
  • Bake until heated through, 10-15 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with the cilantro and serve as a dip or a spread with tortilla chips or other crisps*Note: if the salsa is very chunky, you may want to strain it or chop it in a food processor so the pieces won't fall off the chips.
  • Also, really good if the chips are heated!

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  1. CabinKat
    This was very good. My choice of nuts was Pecans. I also used a mild flavored goat cheese, tomato & basil. I had this with pita chips, very crunchy, my BH had with Lime flavored tortilla chips. I left out the cilantro, I don't care for it personally. We had this along with Chili during a Georgia football game, a hit! Thanks for posting!!
  2. Cook4_6
    I bought some goat cheese from Sam's club and was wondering what to do with it when I ran across this recipe. I made it for a gathering and everyone loved it. Honestly, the guests talked about it all night! Definitely a keeper! I used walnuts, but think any of the nuts suggested would work out as well. Great recipe Tish!
  3. TishT
    This is wonderful with beer, margarita's, whatever else you're serving. This dip/spread is quick, easy and delectable!


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