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Roasted Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Spread Recipe

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Roasted Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Spread Recipe

Roasted Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Spread

Photo by Jennifer Meier
This smokey, tangy roasted red pepper and goat cheese spread adds amazing flavor to sandwiches. It's really versatile and tastes great on turkey, tuna, roast beef or vegetarian sandwiches.

Roasted red pepper and goat cheese spread can also be used in place of ketchup on turkey burgers, hamburgers or veggie burgers.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 3/4 cup of spread

Ingredients:

  • 6 to 8 ounces fresh goat cheese, or 1 batch of homemade goat cheese
  • 1 roasted red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt, or more to taste

Preparation:

In a food processor, blend the red pepper until it's as smooth as possible.

Add the goat cheese, paprika and salt. Process until it comes together into a smooth spread. You might have to stop and scrape the sides down once or twice.

Refrigerated, this spread will keep for about a week in an airtight container.

© recipe 2012 Jennifer Meier licensed to About.com, Inc.

What is Fresh Goat Cheese?

Fresh goat cheese, also called chevre, is goat cheese that has not been aged and does not have a rind. The texture is creamy, smooth and spreadable. The flavor is usually tangy and is often described as being "clean" and "lemony" and occasionally "goaty". Fresh goat cheese is most often sold in the shape of a log.

Fresh goat cheese is a delicious spread for bread and crackers. It can easily be flavored by using a food processor to blend the cheese with fresh herbs, spices, olives, roasted red peppers, sundried tomatoes or other ingredients.

Cooking with Fresh Goat Cheese

How to Roast a Red Pepper

Although you can buy roasted peppers, peppers are really easy to roast at home and have a fresher, bolder flavor.
  1. Place the washed pepper over the flame on a gas stove or under an oven broiler.
  2. Roast each side of the pepper until it is completely black.
  3. Place the roasted pepper in a sealed plastic bag or in a container with a lid for ten minutes. This will steam the pepper and make removing the skin easier.
  4. Use your fingers to rub and peel the blackened skin off.
  5. Slice the stem off the pepper and open the pepper up. Scrape out the seeds.
Step-by-Step Instructions with Photos:
  • Roast Peppers Under a Broiler
  • Roast Peppers Over a Flame
  • What is Smoked Paprika?

    Smoked Paprika is made from ground peppers that have been smoked. It is sold in a mild style (sweet or dulce), a somewhat spicy style (agridulce) and a bolder style (picante). It has a distinct smokey flavor and bright red color.

    Cooking with Smoked Paprika

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