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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!

bowl filled with goat cheese spread made with strawberries, honey, basil and walnuts

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!

white platter with several snack toasts topped with goat cheese and strawberry spread

 

Strawberry Basil Goat Cheese Spread

All you need for this delicious seasonal appetizer is:

  • 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

 

snack toast with strawberry goat cheese spread on white platterS

 

How to make goat cheese spreadable?

The key to making goat cheese spreadable is to add creamy Greek yogurt to it. You can also add regular plain yogurt or even a little milk. Just a splash or two or a couple of spoonfuls is all you need.

 

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 recipe 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.

 

white bowl filled with strawberry basil goat cheese spread on a white platter with crispy toasts for serving

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

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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

Strawberry Basil Goat Cheese Spread with Walnuts

  • Author: Aggie Goodman

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

Instructions

  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 comments on “Strawberry Basil Goat Cheese Spread with Walnuts”

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

  2. Oh my gosh I love this spread!!!

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

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

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

  6. I like a green onion cheeseball

  7. 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.

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

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

  10. spinach artichoke dip

  11. Cheese plate.

  12. 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 !!

  13. I love to make (and eat) bruschetta!!

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

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

  16. 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!

  17. Hummus with feta served with pita chips

  18. i love to make gazpacho

  19. I like cinnamon roasted nuts

  20. I think my oldest long time favorite is Stuffed Jalapenos.

  21. spinach artichoke dip!

  22. queso and chips

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

  24. 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!

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

  26. 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!

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

  28. One of my favorite go to appetizers is stuffed mushrooms!

  29. Deviled eggs or mexican 7 layer dip

  30. i love pecan cream cheese rolls/log

  31. I like bacon wrapped shrimp. 

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

  33. This looks delicious and so easy!

  34. 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 : )

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

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

  37. I have to say my deviled eggs or chips and dip

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

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

  40. My go-to appetizer is Brie en croute.

  41. 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!

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

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

  44. 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

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

  46. 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!

  47. Ok, this is absolutely gorgeous!!

  48. 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.

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

  50. We like a cheese and fruit plate.

  51. My family insists on corn dip whenever we have appetizers.

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

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

  54. 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.

  55. 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.

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

  57. I love entertaining with cheese and olives.

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

  59. Buffalo chicken dip.

  60. a go-to appetizer for me is baked brussel sprouts

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

  62. 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.  

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

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

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

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

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

  67. 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!

  68. 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.

  69. I always love black bean hummus and chips.

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

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