Savor the flavor of warmed goat cheese in this simple salad, adapted from Charlie Trotter's Vegetables (Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, $50.00).
8 oz. goat's milk chevre
4 tablespoons purple basil, sliced into a chiffonade
Salt and pepper
12 miniature red tomatoes, peeled and hollowed
8 miniature green tomatoes, peeled and hollowed
3-4 tablespoons water
4 teaspoons olive oil
1/4 cup caper berries
4 teaspoons pine nuts, toasted till golden
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Place 6 oz. Of goat cheese in a small bowl, fold in 2 teaspoons of the purple basil, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Place the tomatoes on a sheet pan, and season with salt and pepper. Fill the tomatoes with the goat cheese blend, and bake at 375 degrees F. for 10-12 minutes.
Blend the remaining goat cheese with water and salt and pepper to taste. In the center of each of four plates, place 3 red and two green tomatoes. Drizzle with olive oil, and garnish with caper berries, toasted pine nuts and the remaining purple basil.
Recipe Copyright © 1998 Charlie Trotter's Vegetables. All Rights Reserved.
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