Fire roasted tomato goat cheese dip is a simple and sophisticated appetizer made with a can of fire roasted tomatoes, garlic, herbs and goat cheese.
There’s something to be said for simple, crowd-pleasing appetizers that are a little more on the sophisticated side of things. This fire roasted tomato goat cheese dip is exactly one of those kinds of dishes. Recipes like this are all about the quality of ingredients and this dip is made with only the best: flavour-loaded organic fire roasted tomatoes, garlic, oregano and basil and to finish it off, tons of tangy goat cheese. The depth of flavour that is developed with these simple ingredients is mind blowing – this is my style of cooking to a T.
Over the weekend I had a couple of girlfriends over for some apps and wine. The occasion? There was a basketball game that called for some delicious eats. For the first time ever, the Toronto Raptors have made it to the Eastern Conference finals which is huge for us. To mark the first home game of the series, I quickly whipped up a batch of this warm fire roasted tomato dip and toasted some slices of baguette for crostini. Just like that, within about 30 minutes, we were ready to go.
This is the kind of appetizer that is perfect for entertaining no matter what the season because it’s made with ingredients that you know will be of the upmost quality year-round. In the winter, the combination of warm tomato and bubbling goat cheese will warm you up on even the coldest nights, and in the summer, you can enjoy this dip on the patio with a cold glass of cab sauv. Using dried herbs in this recipe as opposed to fresh also means this dish can be made year-round. Finally, the star of the show is the somewhat sweet and smoky tomato mixture, which starts with a can of fire-roasted tomatoes. Using canned tomatoes for this dip means that you can ensure there will be tons of flavour no matter what the season.
I’ve always been partial to fire-roasted tomatoes, but have found that they can be a little difficult to find in Toronto, luckily Muir Glen is now available in Canada which means you can use their tomatoes in all of your favourite dishes like slow cooker monster meatballs in tomato sauce or you could even add them to my 20-minute marinara sauce. Luckily for you, you can get your hands on a Muir Glen prize pack and a $50 President’s Choice gift card. Just enter the giveaway below and leave me a comment and share your favourite appetizer!
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