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Strawberry Basil Goat Cheese Spread with Walnuts

This Strawberry Basil Goat Cheese Spread with Walnuts was created in partnership with Fisher Nuts. It’s perfect for easy summer entertaining!

For your next summer get together! Strawberry Basil Goat Cheese Spread with Walnuts - served on crunchy toasts or crackers and drizzled with honey. So good! Recipe via aggieskitchen.com #FisherUnshelled

Hope everyone had a great Fourth of July holiday weekend!! My holiday started last Thursday when my friend Kristen flew into town for a visit. We planned a fun couple of days earlier this year with tickets to Justin Bieber (we are closet Beliebers) and a day of eating and drinking around the world at Epcot with our friend Julie. Music, food, drinks and friends – doesn’t get much better than that!

Before we started getting ready for our night out with JB, I wanted to make something to snack on while we sipped some wine and got ready. I literally whipped up this Strawberry Basil Goat Cheese Spread with Walnuts in minutes, with ingredients I almost always have on hand. It’s fun cooking for friends and I was excited to experiment with an appetizer idea that had been in my head for a while. My daughter and husband approved as well!

For your next summer get together! Strawberry Basil Goat Cheese Spread with Walnuts - served on crunchy toasts or crackers and drizzled with honey. So good! Recipe via aggieskitchen.com #FisherUnshelled

For your next summer get together! Strawberry Basil Goat Cheese Spread with Walnuts - served on crunchy toasts or crackers and drizzled with honey. So good! Recipe via aggieskitchen.com #FisherUnshelled

I love everything about this spread – it’s light, creamy, a little savory and a little sweet. The crunch from the toasted Fisher Walnuts are perfect for texture and the fresh basil and strawberry brightens it up and ties it in perfectly for summer. I could seriously snack on these little toasts all day long.

For your next summer get together! Strawberry Basil Goat Cheese Spread with Walnuts - served on crunchy toasts or crackers and drizzled with honey. So good! Recipe via aggieskitchen.com #FisherUnshelled

I’m officially adding this goat cheese spread to my mental list of go-to appetizers for when I want to pull something tasty together quickly and with just a few simple ingredients. Typically I go for hummus and veggies, or this savory Greek Yogurt dip I love, but this Strawberry Basil Goat Cheese Spread is one I see myself making again and again. Peaches and almonds would be a great seasonal way to change it up (similar to this Honey Almond Ricotta Spread with Peaches I’ve made before).

Be sure to serve this immediately at room temperature for easy spreading.

For your next summer get together! Strawberry Basil Goat Cheese Spread with Walnuts - served on crunchy toasts or crackers and drizzled with honey. So good! Recipe via aggieskitchen.com #FisherUnshelled

Hope you have a great week! Be sure to enter my Summer Entertaining Giveaway courtesy of Fisher Nuts below!

Print Recipe

Strawberry Basil Goat Cheese Spread with Walnuts

Yield: about 6-8 servings

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz goat cheese
  • 3 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Fisher Walnut Halves & Pieces, chopped and toasted
  • 4 basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped strawberries, divided
  • honey
  • grilled or toasted thinly sliced baguette, or crackers for serving

Directions:

  1. Place goat cheese and Greek yogurt in a blender. Pulse several times until blended and creamy.
  2. Fold in walnuts, basil and 1/4 cup of the strawberries until combined. Place into a serving bowl and tip with additional strawberries and drizzle of honey.
  3. Serve spread on thinly sliced and toasted baguette or crackers drizzled with additional honey. (I love the toasted Bruschetta crisps found boxed in The Fresh Market bakery)

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I have been working in partnership with Fisher Nuts for several years, creating recipes using their preservative free nuts.

Check out my recipes below or the recipes on Fisher Nuts’ website for more inspiration to include more nuts in your everyday meals:

Spring Beet and Goat Cheese Salad with Walnuts

Toasted Almond Herbed Brown Rice

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts with Pecans

Asian Almond Slaw Salad

Apple, Celery and Walnut Salad with Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

Walnut and Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Honey Almond Flax Granola

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106 Responses to “Strawberry Basil Goat Cheese Spread with Walnuts”

  1. Erica posted July 5, 2016 at 9:58 am

    This sounds incredible!! Love all of these flavors! Goat cheese and strawberries together= amazing!

  2. Aimee @ShugarySweets posted July 5, 2016 at 10:27 am

    Oh my gosh I love this spread!!!

  3. JulieD posted July 5, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    I love everything about this recipe…I have to make this for my friends for Bunko next week!

  4. Annette posted July 5, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    The recipe looks so good! One of my favorite appetizers to serve is hot crab dip on crackers or pieces of crusty bread.

  5. Katie posted July 5, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    I make a mean homemade guac that I serve at every party. This looks like a great addition to the spread 🙂

  6. carol johnson posted July 5, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    I like a green onion cheeseball

  7. Felicia Wilson posted July 5, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

  8. Kristen D posted July 5, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    I always make a quick japanese pickled cucumber with rice vinegar and soy sauce with red pepper flakes. Super easy and refreshing side that always gets eaten and asked about.

  9. Dandi D posted July 5, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    My family really likes to make sausage cheese balls for appetizers.

  10. Nate B posted July 5, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    My favorite go to is pigs in a blanket! They always disappear so fast!

  11. sandra posted July 5, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    spinach artichoke dip

  12. Will G posted July 5, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    Cheese plate.

  13. Prachi Garg posted July 5, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    Hi !! This is my first time visiting your blog 🙂 I love that spread you have here,,, i often eat goat cheese with strawberries because i think that is a delicious pairing !! SO glad i ran into this recipe.. would be tryng out soon 🙂

    I usually entertain my guests over hummus and zataar pita crackers but this might become my new fav !!

  14. sara posted July 5, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    I love to make (and eat) bruschetta!!

  15. David posted July 5, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    Mozzerella sticks are my go to. Nobody complains when you come out with a plate of those!!

  16. Melissa R posted July 5, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    I love making a cheese and charcuterie board with fruits, nuts and olives.

  17. Alejandra Carreno posted July 5, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    I make a chicken salad dip with the regular onion, celery, canned chicken, but use Ranch dressing with real bacon pieces (pepper to taste) & serve it with Sesame crackers. It’s a hit every time!

  18. Geoff posted July 5, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    Hummus with feta served with pita chips

  19. judith posted July 5, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    i love to make gazpacho

  20. Elena posted July 5, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    I like cinnamon roasted nuts

  21. Mary Beth Elderton posted July 6, 2016 at 8:07 am

    I think my oldest long time favorite is Stuffed Jalapenos.

  22. kristy tidwell posted July 6, 2016 at 8:19 am

    spinach artichoke dip!

  23. LaTanya posted July 6, 2016 at 8:21 am

    queso and chips

  24. Erin Ellis posted July 6, 2016 at 8:35 am

    I love to make salsa and guac from scratch served with homemade tortilla chips. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    Erin

  25. Heather posted July 6, 2016 at 8:53 am

    I love making a taco dip layered with sour cream, taco sauce, onions, lettuce, tomatoes, and lots of fresh cheddar cheese. Delicious! I serve it with tortilla chips. Your spread looks delicious too!

  26. Heidi @foodiecrush posted July 6, 2016 at 8:57 am

    The Biebs could only be outdone by these sweeties. Love the combo of crunchy, tangy and sweet!

  27. Jeffrey posted July 6, 2016 at 9:09 am

    I like making pizzas with odd combinations and cutting them in small bite size pieces. One of my favorites has Bosc pears, caramelized onions, bacon, brie, candied pecans, chopped dates, arugula and smoked cheddar. This combination gets rave reviews even from the most finicky pepperoni lovers!

  28. Jeffrey posted July 6, 2016 at 9:11 am

    I get your email updates sent to jefflammers at rocketmail dot com.

  29. Stephanie Phelps posted July 6, 2016 at 9:40 am

    One of my favorite go to appetizers is stuffed mushrooms!

  30. Denise M posted July 6, 2016 at 10:02 am

    Deviled eggs or mexican 7 layer dip

  31. Livivua posted July 6, 2016 at 10:27 am

    i love pecan cream cheese rolls/log

  32. Katie posted July 6, 2016 at 11:17 am

    I like bacon wrapped shrimp. 

  33. Meg posted July 6, 2016 at 11:38 am

    I like to make teriyaki beef skewers with toasted sesame seeds.

  34. shannon posted July 6, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    This looks delicious and so easy!

  35. Angie Jerde posted July 6, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    I love making dips and my favorite is either an onion or a mexican taco dip made with greek yogurt….so yummy! Thanks for the giveaway : )

  36. carol clark posted July 6, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    i like dip any kind is my go to everyone seems to like it and my punch i always have

  37. Rachel posted July 6, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    My favorite go to appetizer is spinach artichoke dip served with toasted french bread.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted July 13, 2016 at 7:14 am

      oh my gosh, I LOVE spinach artichoke dip (too much) 🙂

  38. Janice Cooper posted July 6, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    I have to say my deviled eggs or chips and dip

    • Aggies Kitchen posted July 13, 2016 at 7:14 am

      2 of my favorites!

  39. Kim Henrichs posted July 6, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    My go-to appetizer is an asparagus gruyere cheese tart!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted July 13, 2016 at 7:14 am

      oh that sounds delicious!

  40. Dorothea posted July 6, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Whether in summer or winter, my favorite go-to appetizer for entertaining is deviled eggs – everyone loves them, young and old!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted July 13, 2016 at 7:14 am

      everyone loves deviled eggs! they disappear quick!

  41. Cori posted July 6, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    My go-to appetizer is Brie en croute.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted July 13, 2016 at 7:13 am

      oh, that’s always a hit! Yum!

  42. Starla posted July 6, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    Those look absolutely delicious. The goat cheese and strawberries sound like the perfect combo + walnuts! I really love to make stuffed mushrooms for entertaining. I switch up what I stuff, I love lobster and cheese stuffed mushrooms, though!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted July 13, 2016 at 7:13 am

      stuffed mushrooms are always great! I love making them too, so fun to change up the filling .

  43. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl posted July 6, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    This is the ultimate snack!! Loved seeing your Bieber snaps – looked like such a blast!!! 

    • Aggies Kitchen posted July 13, 2016 at 7:12 am

      It was so fun!!

  44. Kel posted July 6, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    I love making different kinds of dips with veggies and chips/pitas. thanks!!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted July 13, 2016 at 7:12 am

      Dips are so fun!

  45. Jennifer Essad posted July 6, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    I make a cream cheese spread with fresh basil and parsley, sun dried tomato, pine nuts, roasted red peppers that everyone really enjoys it’s good for dipping or on hot bread or even spread on Naan breads

    • Aggies Kitchen posted July 13, 2016 at 7:11 am

      I love the sound of that, my favorite ingredients.

  46. Stacey Roberson posted July 6, 2016 at 11:56 pm

    I make this Hawaiian Pasta Salad that’s amazing. Tri-color pasta, mandarin oranges, pineapple, almonds and a made-from-scratch Hawaiian dressing.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted July 13, 2016 at 7:11 am

      that sounds amazing! would you mind sharing the recipe for the dressing??

  47. Roxana posted July 7, 2016 at 11:46 am

    I love getting together with friends and sounds like you, Julie and Kristen had an amazing time! These little bites look so tempting! Love that come together in no time and use pantry/fridge staples ingredients!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted July 13, 2016 at 7:10 am

      Thanks Roxana!

  48. Jenny Flake posted July 7, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    Ok, this is absolutely gorgeous!!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted July 13, 2016 at 7:10 am

      thanks Jenny!

  49. Anne posted July 7, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    I admit, I rarely offer to bring appetizers to parties, since I’m more of a sweets girl, but I do love a good 7 layer dip with chips.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted July 13, 2016 at 7:10 am

      Someone always needs to bring some sweets 🙂 I love 7 layer dip, it’s so addictive!

  50. Karen D posted July 7, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    I don’t entertain much, but when I do I usually opt for something like chips and salsa or some other type of dip

    • Aggies Kitchen posted July 13, 2016 at 7:09 am

      chips and salsa are always a hit!

  51. Pat posted July 7, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    We like a cheese and fruit plate.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted July 13, 2016 at 7:09 am

      you can never go wrong with cheese and fruit (especially if kids are around!)

  52. Susan Christy posted July 7, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    My family insists on corn dip whenever we have appetizers.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted July 13, 2016 at 7:09 am

      Love a good corn dip! with chips 🙂

  53. jessica jam posted July 7, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    One of my go-to appetizers is Caprese salad skewers – sliced cherry tomato, ball or mozzarella, and a basil leaf on a toothpick!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted July 13, 2016 at 7:08 am

      those always look so pretty! great idea!

  54. Susie posted July 7, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    This sounds so delicious, can’t wait to try at my next summer party!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted July 13, 2016 at 7:08 am

      Thanks Susie!

  55. Anna B. Leyba posted July 8, 2016 at 2:05 am

    One of my most favorite things in the whole world is goat cheese and anything made with it. You got me on the first page. I’ll be checking back often.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted July 13, 2016 at 7:08 am

      Great! Thanks so much! Glad you are here 🙂

  56. Christy Spurlock posted July 8, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    I love goat cheese anyway possible and this is on my list of things to make next.   Such an awesome giveaway and thanks for the opportunity to register.  I will be checking back regularly for new recipes.

  57. Christy Spurlock posted July 8, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    Sorry I failed to mention my favorite go-to appetizer…….I love veggie trays with dips.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted July 13, 2016 at 7:07 am

      I’m always offering to bring veggie trays, it’s kind of my thing 🙂 Great minds… 🙂

  58. manda posted July 8, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    I love entertaining with cheese and olives.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted July 13, 2016 at 7:07 am

      Yum, my favorite to snack on!

  59. Juli V posted July 8, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    I always make sausage stuffed mushrooms. They always disappear quick.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted July 13, 2016 at 7:07 am

      stuffed mushrooms are the best! and you’re right, they disappear quick!

  60. jeremy mclaughlin posted July 8, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Buffalo chicken dip.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted July 13, 2016 at 7:05 am

      so good!

  61. craftyone posted July 9, 2016 at 12:02 am

    a go-to appetizer for me is baked brussel sprouts

    • Aggies Kitchen posted July 13, 2016 at 7:04 am

      I love brussels sprouts!

  62. Katie posted July 9, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Oh this looks so good! I love to make bruschetta as my go-to appetizer!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted July 13, 2016 at 7:04 am

      LOVE bruschetta!

  63. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen posted July 9, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    This looks phenomenal! Love the flavor combination with the crunchy walnuts.  My favorite appetizer is usually a cheese plate with a couple of different cheese varieties, grapes, strawberries and nuts.  

    • Aggies Kitchen posted July 13, 2016 at 7:04 am

      that is my favorite kind of appetizer to make, so pretty and simple 🙂

  64. Cindy A. posted July 9, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    I love blue cheese, cranberry, and walnut puff pastry bites.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted July 13, 2016 at 7:03 am

      Yum yum yum!

  65. Brenda Haines posted July 9, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    Walnut and cheese stuffed dates are a great appetizer to whip up quickly. Thanks for the chance!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted July 13, 2016 at 7:03 am

      I love stuffed dates, so good!! Good luck!!

  66. Megan posted July 10, 2016 at 11:48 am

    One of my favorite go to appetizers is bacon wrapped dates. Everyone loves them. This spread just shouts flavor! A must try.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted July 13, 2016 at 7:03 am

      those sound so good, I’ve heard of them but not sure I’ve had them. I love the sweet/salty combo!

  67. Erin K. posted July 10, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Yum!  One of our favorite appetizers is a warm crab cheese on homemade bread.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted July 13, 2016 at 7:02 am

      Yum – the best!!

  68. kita posted July 10, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    My mother in law would LOVE this spread! We love sampling new cheeses and creating snacks of them together. I can’t wait to make her this!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted July 13, 2016 at 7:02 am

      I hope you try it with her! Let me know! 🙂

  69. Jillian Too posted July 10, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    I love making a quick and easy raspberry goat cheese appetizer.  Simply spread the goat cheese on a stoneground wheat cracker and top it with a fresh raspberry.  Some people like to garnish it with mint or a drizzle of honey but I like it simple.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted July 13, 2016 at 7:02 am

      that sounds perfect! Raspberry preserves would be nice too!

  70. DJ posted July 11, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    I always love black bean hummus and chips.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted July 13, 2016 at 7:00 am

      Yum, that sounds so good!

  71. Ashley S posted July 11, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Deviled eggs seem to be loved by many! Great for entertaining.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted July 13, 2016 at 7:00 am

      Oh yes, deviled eggs are the best!

  72. amanda whitley posted July 12, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    i love to make spinach and artichoke dip and chips and french onion dip

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