Creamy goat's cheese with chive & pomegranate

Creamy goat's cheese with chive & pomegranate

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins No cook

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6

Simply plonk this in the middle of the table and let your friends get to work, with chunks of bread for scooping

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
228
protein
12g
carbs
24g
fat
10g
saturates
6g
fibre
3g
sugar
5g
salt
0.98g

Ingredients

  • 150g pack soft, rindless goat's cheese
  • 250g tub ricotta
  • 50g pomegranates seeds, from a tub
  • ½ small bunch chives, snipped
  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 2 tsp red or white wine vinegar
  • loaf of crusty bread, to serve

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Method

  1. Mash the goat’s cheese and ricotta together in a bowl, then use a spatula to roughly spread over a large plate. Scatter with the pomegranate seeds and chives and set aside until ready to serve.
  2. Stir together the honey and vinegar, then as you’re about to serve, drizzle over the plate. Enjoy with crusty bread.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2010

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tanayac's picture
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Was a bit bland- needed some salt and pepper to pep it up...but came together well with bagelettes!

pollymg's picture
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Pretty as a picture! Looked great on the table as part of a buffet .Easy to make and a tasty addition to the dinner.

mandster's picture
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Made this for a hogmanay party and it was fab. Didnt have ricotta so used a combo of cream cheese and cottage cheese then blended it to get the right consistency. Served it shaped into a love heart shape on a red shiny plate.

classicmum's picture
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Went down very well as a no fuss starter at a dinner party. Will make it again.

mariab2's picture
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Yum! The pomegranates go very well. Worth using those big dark red ones which are a bit more sharp.

chickenofpie's picture
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Forgot the stars!

chickenofpie's picture
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Delicious! So easy to make and looks great once you put the pomegranate seeds and chives on. My family loved it! I served it with some seeded crackers. Definitely a keeper!

jaebee's picture
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Very good, easy to make and looks very impressive! Served with French stick and homemade (well breadmaker-made) tomato and parmesan bread. Will make again.

missymisfit's picture

love it! sO easy!

sashbynoe's picture
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Forgot to rate it

sashbynoe's picture
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Not possible to overstate how much I love this recipe. Very easy, but still impressive. I made it into canapes for a party as well and they went down well.

jzleslie's picture
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Easy and can be made ahead but looks very impressive once the pomegranate seeds and chives added. Forgot to add the drizzle till it was nearly finished but everyone said the drizzle made it even bettr. Served with walnut bread.

mrstoyne's picture
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Quick, simple and delicious!!

alison1296's picture
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I actually gave the recipe 5 stars but for some reason it's only showing 4 - definately worth 5!

alison1296's picture
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This has to be my number 1 recipe. It takes minutes to make and tastes fantastic. If you're having a dinner party and want to impress then make this - and the best bit is that there's no cooking involved. Bargain!!!!

muffinmum's picture
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so easy and everyone really impressed!the ruby red pomegranate seeds look gorg, i serve mine with raisin and fig bread from sains

pinkystan's picture
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Really light and tasty starter - served with some other dips and crudites, and it went down very well : )

currykeemanan's picture
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Made the cheesy base and just drizzled with honey. Served with walnut bread lovely part of a buffet.

kazndj's picture

i made this as an amuse bouche for my sister, husband and my family one sunday lunch. the texture of the goats cheese and the colour of the pomegranate seeds with the chives is so fresh. the dressing adds a lovely tang. i then made crab salad with grapefruit and chardonay vinegar dressing, served with crunchy ciabatta. appetizer consisted of tomatoe sorbet with vodka and celery sticks. mains was slow braised shin of beef in port and guiness with pickled walnuts and pastry tops, mash and green beans. puddings were tangerine mouse ice cream with rhubarb soup and lemone polenta cake with bluberry coulis. traditional cheeses and chocolate truffles with coffee. all in all a superb dinner (if i say so myself). would definately recommend making the goats cheese it takes no time at all and looks stunning. kazzy p.

vetski's picture
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AWESOME!! How to impress diners simply - you definitely get the !!
WOW factor.I have made this dish twice now, at BBQ's - everyone loves it.

I buy olive sourdough and sundried tomato sourdough bread for the 'dipping' part. Also you can't buy pomegranate seeds in a tub in Australia, but Ihave roughly found that 1/2 a pomegranate will give you plenty of seeds.

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