This was one of the appetizers at our friends, Nasha and Kunals New Years Eve party. I kept some for myself and didn’t share it all. This recipe was inspired from a Bon Appetit recipe, which I tweaked slightly to reduce the amount of prep work right before the party– the idea being– make it quick, make it easy and make it a spread that we could just lay out and let be.
Plus it makes a large batch, so it’s great for large crowds too. This recipe can mostly easily be halved or doubled as per your requirements and is very flexible!
Makes 3 cups
2 large bulbs of garlic, top 3/4” cut, revealing cloves
1 1/2 cups of pitted mixed olives, chopped
2 tbsp coriander seeds, coarsely crushed
2 tsp red pepper flakes
6 tbsp olive oil
1 fresh sprig rosemary
1 8-ounce log soft fresh goat cheese
- Pre-heat oven to 400F (200C)
- In a shallow baking pan place the garlic bulbs and remaining five ingredients. Cover with foil and bake for 60–70 minutes
- Remove foil and let it cool. Squeeze garlic pulp out and mixed with the olive mixture.
- Blend with goat cheese.
- Serve with toasts.