Cheese: Smoky Tomato Basil Salsa over Goat Cheese

posted by RisaG 09-22-00 6:22 PM
Recipe By: Kitchen Gardener Magazine, August/September 2000

Smoky Tomato Basil Salsa over Goat Cheese

2 chipotle chile peppers - canned or dried*
1 tsp. lime rind - grated
juice of 1 lime
2 tomatoes (ripe) - chopped
1/4 cup red onion - chopped
1 green pepper - diced small
3 tbsp. fresh basil - chopped
2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
salt and pepper
1 (6 oz.) cake goat cheese - softened a bit

Put the chipotles in the bowl of a food processor. Add the lime rind, the juice, the tomatoes, red onion, green pepper and basil. Pulse the machine until everything is finely chopped. Transfer to a bowl. Add the olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste.

When ready to serve, place the goat cheese in the center of a shallow bowl and pour half the salsa over the cheese. Serve with a spoon and a knife. Replenish with more salsa if it's needed.

Serving Size: 6

* NOTES: If dried, pour 1 cup of boiling water over them and let them soak for 25 minutes, or until they soften. Remove them from the water and chop them finely.

Nutritional information: 140 calories, 11g fat, 110mg sodium, 1g fiber in one serving

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