Sunday, March 14, 2010

365 Recipes - #36 - Raspberry n' Sunflower Seed Goat Cheese w/ Blue Agave


This fun party dish has it all... It's sweet, tangy, creamy, crunch, salty, and addicting. This year I have fallen in love with goat cheese... It's so creamy and yummy and you can do so much with it. I made this for a "Girls Night". There was only three of us so it's a small portion, but let me tell you, we could not gobble it up fast enough! (Sorry my lactose friend! I promise next time I will remember... I promise!)

The Line Up:
Goat Cheese
Fresh Raspberries
Blue Agvae Sweetener
Roasted n' Salted Sunflower Seeds

Not the best photo in the world, but those are the ingredients.

I started with a half of a log of Goat Cheese.

Then I rolled the cheese in a heaping amount of Roasted Salted Sunflower Seeds.

Then drown it all in Blue Agave Sweetener. This looks like honey, but it's not. I guess it's similar, but there are no little bees involved... only a cactus... a cactus that makes TEQUILA! Yes you read that right. The Blue Agave plant that produces Tequila also produces this very yummy very sweet "honey" like sweetener. I love it ! it's not as thick as honey, well at lease this brand is not, but it's very sweet... I've even use it in my coffee with wonderful results.... I'll have to do a full post on the stuff some time.

Then I sprinkled a handful of raspberries all around.

I forget what these crackers were... but they worked perfectly.... I'll have to ask and get back to you on that one.

A heaping amount of cheese and a raspberry rounds out this wonderful flavorful bite.

Mmmmmm blurry cheese! I highly suggest making this for your next party!


Recipe #36, 329 more to go.


  1. May I make a suggestion? Next time, rather than sprinkling the sunflower seeds, roll the goat cheese in the seeds. You may want to crush the sunflower seeds a little to break the "oil" and flavor out before rolling the goat cheese in them. Plus, your presentation won't look as "messy" with all those extra sunflower seeds around.

  2. I will try crushing the seeds next time... that sounds like a good Idea.

    I believe I did try to roll the cheese in the seeds, but I thought spreading them out on the plate to "catch" the extra Agave Sweetener was a good Idea... BUT if this was to be served with other types of rolled goat cheese I definitely would not let it spill all over like that.

    THANK YOU for the suggestions ! :-)