Arrive bearing this creamy cheese spread, full of deliciously salty capers, and you’ll receive an extra-warm welcome. It’s perfect on toasted baguette.
package (6 ounces) chèvre (goat) cheese with peppercorns, softened
cup shredded fresh Parmesan cheese (4 ounces)
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
cup diced red bell pepper
tablespoons small capers, drained
Toasted baguette slices
Mix all ingredients except baguette slices in shallow 6-inch microwavable quiche or au gratin dish. Microwave uncovered on High 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.
Serve cheese spread with baguette slices.
Plain chèvre and a dash of black pepper make a great stand-in for the goat cheese with peppercorns.
Prepare the spread a few hours ahead. Cover and refrigerate until serving time, then heat in the microwave.
Sprinkle a few extra capers on top of the dip just before serving.
Capers have a flavor similar to olives. The buds vary in size. For this recipe, purchase capers that are very small, called nonpareil, so the flavor will be better distributed throughout the spread. Look for capers near the pickles and olives in the grocery store.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
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% Daily Value
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% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.