April 8, 2014
3 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tbsp. butter
¼ cup chopped green onion
3-4 chopped ripe plum tomatoes
¼ cup red wine
¼ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
¼ tsp. dried oregano
½ cup chopped fresh basil
4 oz. goat cheese (plain or flavored)
½ cup fresh whole basil leaves
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
Tomato Basil Goat Cheese with Balsamic Vinegar Tomato Sauce
Full of fresh flavor and great to take to a party. Serves 6-8.
Sauté garlic in butter until soft and fragrant then add chopped green onion. Sauté for I minute longer.
Add tomatoes, all seasonings and the red wine. Simmer until most of the liquid evaporates and it is a thick sauce-like constituency. (15-20 minutes).
Spoon tomato mixture onto a serving platter and top with the goat cheese and basil leaves. Pour the balsamic vinegar over the cheese.c Serve with thin toasts or crackers.