Goat Cheese and Mixed Berry Fondue

Menu Part: 
Appetizer
Cuisine Type: 
American
Serves: 
8

Use seasonal berries for this dynamic appetizer, matching tangy goat cheese with sweet berries, crisp red onions, fennel and basil.

Ingredients

Pita Chips
8 whole wheat pitas
Olive oil

Berry Salsa
1/2 cup red onion, minced
1/2 cup fennel, diced
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lemon, zested
1 lemon, juiced
1/2 cup strawberries, diced
6 oz. blackberries, halved
6 oz. blueberries
6 oz. raspberries, halved

Fondue
8 oz. goat cheese, room temperature
8 oz. light cream cheese, room temperature
1⁄3 cup milk

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Cut pitas into 1-in. squares. Spread on baking sheet and lightly brush with olive oil. Bake until lightly browned and crisp, about 15 min.
  2. Combine red onion, fennel, basil, garlic, lemon zest and juice in a bowl. Set aside for flavors to blend.
  3. Stir cheeses and milk together in med. heatproof bowl; add salt to taste. Heat in microwave or oven until just warmed through.
  4. Stir berries into salsa and spoon over warm cheese. Serve with pita chips for dipping.

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