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For this tomato toast recipe, be sure to sprinkle the chives, sesame seeds, and flaky salt with abandon.


  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated
  • 4 ¾"-thick slices country-style bread, toasted
  • 3 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped chives
  • 2 tsp. toasted sesame seeds
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Aleppo-style pepper (for serving; optional)
  • Extra-virgin olive oil (for drizzling)

Recipe Preparation

  • Mix garlic and mayonnaise in a small bowl. Squeeze about 1 tsp. juice from lemon half into bowl; season with kosher salt. Hang on to lemon.

  • Spread a generous layer of seasoned mayonnaise over toast; shingle a few tomato slices on top. Sprinkle with chives, sesame seeds, sea salt, black pepper, and Aleppo-style pepper. Finely grate some lemon zest from reserved lemon over and drizzle with some oil.

Reviews SectionThis is divine! It's hot and I didn't feel like cooking. Just wanted something light and tasty and this fit the bill to a T! It's so flavorful, fresh and delicious. And it's adaptable. We didn't have chives so I used shallots, and we didn't have aleppo pepper so I used a tiny bit if cayenne mixed into paprika. I could eat this daily it's so delicious!! Addictive.jenrmanleyLos Angeles08/02/20Best tomato toast out there - we’ve been making this for the past few summers about 2x a week and we never get sick of it. Highly recommend!AnonymousBoston, MA07/30/20Favorite Tomato Toast of Life. Period.anitaneetsMontreal08/25/19I LOVE this recipe. Have been making it for two summers now and everyone falls in love with it. It's a great light lunch, or an appetizer. Can't get enough!!! I prefer sourdough bread, but really any decent bread will do.Betsy EricksonVienna, VA08/23/19This is THE greatest tomato toast there is.AnonymousAtlanta, GA08/12/19I have eaten this every day since my new girl tomatoes started ripening. Pro tip: sub the salt and sesame seeds for Everything But the Bagel seasoning and maybe you will lose your mind over this combination like I have.sjsouthworthPoint Richmond, CA08/06/19As far as I'm concerned this is The Only Tomato Toast. Yes it's got a bunch of different ingredients and YES they are worth it to include, but if you don't have them then the star players here are that mayo, lemon zest, aleppo pepper and SALT. I have waited all spring and early summer to be able to make these again. I have put it on my instagram stories so much my friends associate me with this toast now. Try it on rosemary bread or with a touch of honey as another reviewer suggested!AnonymousHouston, TX08/05/19I. Love. This. Dish. So. Much. As someone who did not have much of an appreciation for tomatoes before this, I certainly do now. I tried it several weeks ago for the first time, and went back to it today. This is an easy go-to on a Saturday morning for something warm and acidic and rich and satisfying.AnonymousSalem, Oregon11/03/18This. Just this. I grew up in the Lowcountry of GA and SC where tomato and mayo sandwiches reign in the summer. I've always kept it low-key and simple (i.e., if it takes more than 5 min, you're not doing it right). This definitely takes longer, but was #worthit, and if you do it right, you can shorten the process for re-runs of this sandwich later...because you are probably going to want it. I doubled the batch of the lemon-garlic-mayo to keep on hand in the fridge (BLT, anyone?), which was really the more time-consuming part. Pulling the rest of the ingredients together in the time it takes the bread to toast was totally do-able. I didn't have Aleppo-style pepper, so subbed in another one, and skipped the olive oil b/c I didn't think it needed it (it didn't, IMO). Also used sourdough. Pretty epic. And definitely my weeknight go-to til summer is over---which here, isn't until Thanksgiving, lol.Okay, I have to caveat this by saying that I've never been the biggest fan of mayo, but that I *am* the biggest fan of Andy. So that's why I tried this recipe, which I totally *hated.* Like, threw it away because I just couldn't eat it. That said, if you like mayo, give it a try. But if you don't, this won't convert you.AnonymousNew York08/12/18Okay, just made it a few minutes ago. I Love it. But I like Mayo.I made a smaller batch, added 1 drop of honey, used Extra SourDough bread and Most Importantly Red Heirloom Tomatoes.Wow, Heirlooms are SOOOOO Meaty & Good - Absolutely the Perfect Tomato for this simple recipe.Malden Flakey Salt just adds that perfect Sparkle.And I'm now going to use Aleppo Style Pepper in place of Chili Pepper on EVERYTHING!Oh, my--delish!! The garlic-lemon mayo is spot-on. I would schmear that on shoe-leather and it would taste good. Imagine how much better it is on toast with tomatoes on top. So good!funfoodinfloridaJacksonville08/02/18Oh my I saw this today it was emailed to me and I mean it was the I made it today and I posted it on my Instagram page Deborahcooksinbrooklyn and tagged you as well as my Facebook page giving the credit to you for emailing it to me and to Chef Andy Baraghani.Deborah ChapmanBrooklyn NY08/01/18I adore tomatoes so when this popped up on Instagram it was saved. Had a chance to try it today. I also had a small avocado that was about to go bad if not used so I smeared that on top of the garlic mayo and continued with the tomatoes. I was delicious! So simple and fresh. Will definitely make it again.I saw this recipe and had to make this. I was tired of making avocado toast and this was the perfect alternative. Made it exactly as written. Perfect lunch!Neighborhood_Cook4800907/27/18

I'm Making a Lot of Tomato Toast Right Now

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Peak-season tomatoes don’t need much. Give me a box of Maldon, a jar of Hellmann’s, and a loaf of crusty bread, and I’m good through Labor Day.

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I will stand at my kitchen counter, slathering mayo on gently toasted country bread, and topping it with a couple thick slabs of plump heirloom tomatoes fresh from the farmers’ market. If I’m feeling fancy, I’ll chiffonade (see, fancy cooking term) some fresh basil and flutter that atop of the generously salted tomatoes.

I’ll do this, and then do it again, and then—in all likelihood if no one else is home—I’ll do it a third time. I mean, it’s kinda healthy, right?

But let’s say someone else is around. These next two weeks, I intend to aim a bit higher when on tomato toast duty.

First up, Andy Baraghani’s everything bagel–like approach to tomato toast (pictured above). Salt is good, but salt with with chives, sesame seeds, Aleppo pepper, and lemon zest is better. Andy’s refined take on what is still a dead-simple dish is a game changer. It is tomato toast for your loved ones.

Which is slightly different than tomato toast for company. When you’re looking to impress, you want toast topped with warmed butter tomatoes, ginger, soy sauce, and scallions. I mean, how good does that sound?

It’s a recipe that is at once chic and summery, the kind you can serve at a sit-down dinner this month, provided that party is on a screen porch and not in an over-air conditioned dining room.

As Amiel Stanek, who created the dish, says, 𠇊s much as I like a raw, fresh summer tomato, it gets a little oppressive. Warming them gently in butter brings out so much flavor, and makes them so supple and soft.”

There are countless things you can do with August tomatoes. But, really, you should never do too much. I like to think that these two tomato toast recipes are just enough.

  1. In a bowl add the tomato halves, garlic, salt, pepper, vinegar, oil and chives. Stir to combine and then set off to the side to marinate.
  2. In the bowl of your food processor, fitted with the blade attachment, add feta and whipped cream cheese. Process until smooth, stopping halfway to scrape down the sides.
  3. Toast slices or bread and rub with clove of garlic on one side. Smear with whipped feta and spoon marinated tomatoes over top and a little extra fresh ground pepper.

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Embrace the hype and pass the toast

My go-to sandwich when visiting an unfamiliar diner or lunch spot is usually a BLT. It’s hard to mess up bacon, lettuce, and tomato on bread — at least, not too badly. But a skilled cook, using the right ingredients, can transform the combination into something superb: salty bacon, crisp lettuce, sweet tomato, and a schmear of mayo all nestled within a couple of slices of perfectly toasted sourdough. The Cuisine Stupide BLT Index is not the sole measure of restaurant quality, but it’s a good initial yardstick.

Often what falls short is the tomato. The fruit that carries that name most months of the year, in most everyday eateries and supermarkets, may indeed be red and round but has all the succulence of unflavored gelatin. A true garden-grown tomato, heirloom or otherwise, is a different animal entirely, one that immediately elevates a BLT and everything else it touches. Including my lips.

So I was intrigued when Bon Appetit magazine made something called “tomato toast” the centerpiece of its August “Simple Issue.” And even more intrigued when tomato toast recipes and photos began spreading across Facebook and Instagram like a tomato plant that had outgrown its cage. In recent weeks, food bloggers have decided that tomato toast is, if not the best thing since sliced bread, certainly the most noteworthy since someone toasted that bread and put avocado on it. Huffington Post embraced the hype to the hilt last week, breathlessly declaring 2018 “The Summer of Tomato Toast.”

At the risk of adding to this viral contagion, Cuisine Stupide feels compelled to weigh in. Our conclusion: Tomato toast is awesome. And the one created by Bon Appetit‘s senior food writer, Andy Baraghani, beats any BLT and is certainly worthy of celebration.

True, tomato toast is nothing new. Three summers ago, Epicurious writer Rebekah Peppler beat Bon Appetit to the trend by offering 13 variations of tomato toast. In Spain, pan con tomate is a popular item at tapas bars and has been declared that country’s national breakfast. The French have their tomato tartine. And the Italians, who do tomatoes better than anyone, not only have their own iconic take on tomato toast (bruschetta) but a classic deconstructed version (panzanella).

What makes Baraghani’s recipe so remarkable is that, despite the fact that it calls for 12 separate ingredients, the tomato remains the star. The garlic mayonnaise is creamy and pungent but remains respectfully in the background the toppings — fresh chives, toasted sesame seeds, salt, pepper, and lemon zest — are delicious guests that don’t ruin the party. Biting into what’s basically an open-face sandwich, you get little pops of technicolor texture and flavor, all delivered on a slice of crunchy but tender toast, the original comfort food.

It doesn’t hurt that our garden has produced beautiful tomatoes in plentiful numbers this year — the Talent variety, developed here in Southern Oregon and perfectly suited to tomato toast.

Naturally, the tomato toast backlash is already beginning. Meghan Splawn, former culinary director for Alton Brown (and who now happens to live in Cuisine Stupide’s former hometown, Boise), took the Bon Appetit recipe to task in a post this week, citing too many components, too many tools, too many techniques required. For example, Splawn rightly points out that one of the ingredients, Aleppo peppers, probably isn’t easily obtainable outside of New York City — a bit of culinary myopia that’s all too common among big-city chefs and cooking writers.

On the other hand, Baraghani says the Aleppos are optional when Chef Sin decided to try the recipe, she didn’t even look for them. We didn’t miss them, and she didn’t find the rest of the recipe particularly difficult or onerous. We loved this take on tomato toast so much, in fact, we had it again for dinner the next day. We might have it for breakfast tomorrow.

Unless we have avocado toast instead.

Tomato Toast with Chives and Sesame Seeds

1 garlic clove, finely grated
½ cup mayonnaise
Kosher salt
½ lemon
4 ¾”-thick slices country-style bread, toasted
3 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
2 Tbsp. finely chopped chives
2 tsp. toasted sesame seeds
Flaky sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Aleppo-style pepper (for serving optional)
Extra-virgin olive oil (for drizzling)

Mix garlic and mayonnaise in a small bowl. Squeeze about 1 tsp. juice from lemon half into bowl season with kosher salt. Hang on to lemon.

Spread a generous layer of seasoned mayonnaise over toast shingle a few tomato slices on top. Sprinkle with chives, sesame seeds, sea salt, black pepper, and Aleppo-style pepper. Finely grate some lemon zest from reserved lemon over and drizzle with some oil.

A Short Toast

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1 tablespoon black sesame seeds

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
3/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 cup water
3 tablespoons olive oil

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  • 8-10 basil leaves

Goat Cheese and Citrus Charcuterie Board

Brighten up your day – and your taste buds – with this citrus-inspired charcuterie board with CHEVOO goat cheese! Thanks for the inspiration @seecandycook!

  • CHEVOO Urfa Chili & Lemon or Tupelo Honey & Lime
  • Your choice of citrus, olives, and charcuterie!

Sweet and Fresh CHEVOO Cheeseboard

We're loving this beautiful cheeseboard! To balance the acidity of a bright, fresh sauv blanc wine that brings sweet citrus notes and light acidity, we pair it with CHEVOO goat cheese. The acidity cuts through the richness of the goat cheese and the light, clean flavors complement each other perfectly. Add lots of fresh and dried fruit to complement the light sweetness, and keep the crackers plain & simple to act as a vehicle for the cheese and/or palette cleanser between bites. Yum!

‘Cheese Is A Meal’ Cheeseboard

Cheeseboards for the family are always a hit, no matter what's going on. We love your 'Morale Booster Board' with CHEVOO Goat Cheese + Oil, @cheeseisameal! Dig in!

Cheeseboard Sharing Spread

We are looking forward to sharing many goat cheese boards like this one with friends in person soon! Cheers to this stunning creation by @theboardloon, featuring your favorite CHEVOO Goat Cheese + Oil flavor or creamy Goat Cheese Spread.

Let’s Graze Together Cheeseboard

Fridays always look better with goat cheese boards by @grazetogether. It’s the perfect plan for a night in, if you ask us. What's your favorite CHEVOO Goat Cheese flavor to round out your cheese board favorites?

Charcuterie, Crackers, Cheese

Let the simple, high quality ingredients sing. Snack on few of the key ingredients for an ideal afternoon: charcuterie, crackers, and CHEVOO Goat Cheese. What else do you need?!

CHEVOO Mixed Greens and Strawberry Spring Salad

Enjoy this refreshing mixed greens, herb, strawberry, and CHEVOO Dill Pollen & Garlic Goat Cheese + Olive Oil salad -- this one is straight from @graes_provisions' hydroponic garden in her backyard! It’s simply springtime in a bowl, through and through. Enjoy!

  • CHEVOO Dill Pollen & Garlic Goat Cheese + Olive Oil
  • Mixed Greens
  • Strawberries
  • Herbs of your choosing

Goat Cheese Grazing Platter

Dive into this packed-to-the-brim grazing platter – we promise you'll be dreaming of it later. Include any CHEVOO Goat Cheese flavor or creamy spread of your choice! Thanks for including us in this masterpiece, @zojograze! Check out her grazing platter inspiration here.

CHEVOO Prosciutto Wrapped Melon with Basil

Wow, @cookathomemom knows a thing or two about how to put together a cheeseboard that both tastes and looks delicious! We’re loving the addition of prosciutto and melon together with CHEVOO Goat Cheese + Oil.

Impress your guests with this simple and delicious appetizer! Prosciutto Wrapped Melon with Basil, served with a simple gluten free cheese board with CHEVOO, alongside some gluten free crackers and nuts. It’s perfect as an appetizer, side dish, or refreshing snack! Head over to her website for the recipe.

Almost too good to eat. almost!

CHEVOO Vegetable Platter

Create a fresh take on our regular CHEVOO cheeseboards -- here’s an, ‘Eat your Veggies!’ Salad Board, celebrating all the fresh and delicious summer veggies we love! Plus your favorite CHEVOO Goat Cheese + Oil flavor or Spread, of course. Love your delicious creation, @plattermeupcolorado!

  • Little Gem
  • Petite Carrot
  • Baby Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • French Radish
  • Belgian Endive
  • Parmesan Crisp
  • Peas Crisp
  • Parmesan Toast
  • Aged Gouda
  • CHEVOO Goat Cheese + Oil
  • Pickled Onion
  • Green Olive
  • Lemon Roses

Classic CHEVOO Cheeseboard

Warning: magnificent CHEVOO Goat Cheese cheeseboards may cause giant grins! Pair our delicious goat cheese with fresh fruit, spreads, and crunchy crackers for the ultimate sharing masterpiece. Thanks, @blossomvalleyboards!

CHEVOO Goat Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers

Put a little pep in your step with these CHEVOO Roasted Sea Salt & Rosemary goat cheese stuffed mini peppers. Dash with a bit of red pepper flakes, or any seasoning of your choosing! The perfect midday snack, side dish, or appetizer.

Easy Goat Cheesy Black Truffle Khachapuri

This Easy Cheesy Black Truffle Khachapuri with CHEVOO Goat Cheese is what dreams are made of. So, let’s put on that apron and make them come true! Make the most amazing breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner meal that will leave you wishing you made five more (at least…). Love your delicious creation, @gcheung28! Head over to her blog for the recipe.

CHEVOO Cheese Board Tips & Tricks

Here are some cheese board tips to add a pinch of spice to your day-to-day and celebrate the little wins in style with @board_oh_!

Always start by placing your CHEVOO Urfa Chili & Lemon Goat Cheese + Olive Oil on different ends of your board for sharing or for smaller groups, use CHEVOO as the centerpiece.

  • A variety of cured meats and salamis turns things up a notch. Here we used spicy Calabrese, Pepper Salami, Chorizo, and a Chianti salami.
  • Add some color to that board with a mix of fruits and veggies, such as green and red grapes, apples, cucumbers, and colored cherry tomatoes.
  • Nuts included are pistachios and Marcona almonds, but feel free to add what you like best!
  • A few hearty items such as roasted red pepper hummus, olives and falafel will take your board to another level.
  • For crunch elements, we used fig crackers and mini brioche bread, which creates a delicious pairing.
  • We added an EXTRA pow to this platter by stuffing dates with CHEVOO Urfa Chili & Lemon Goat Cheese + Olive Oil! Remove the pit and stuff each date with a half a cube of CHEVOO.

Thanks to @darcygrafphoto for the gorgeous shot!

Strawberry Salad with CHEVOO

Bring on strawberry season! Try this refreshing salad, perfect for summer. Made with spinach and grilled chicken, topped with CHEVOO Italian Black Truffle Goat Cheese, strawberries, maple glazed walnuts, maple vinaigrette, balsamic glaze, and Everything But the Bagel seasoning. Dig in!

Thanks to @everything_but_the_bagel for this fresh dish!

Linguine Pomodoro with CHEVOO

Try out this simple, mouth-watering pasta dish for dinner topped with CHEVOO Italian Black Truffle Goat Cheese! Best enjoyed with family and friends. Created by the fantastic @eatwithmeusa!

  • Linguini pasta
  • 1 x 28 oz canned San Marzano tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • CHEVOO Italian Black Truffle Goat Cheese

In a sauce pan over medium heat, add olive oil and minced garlic. Sauté for approximately 2-3 minutes. While garlic is being sautéed, pulse the canned tomatoes in a blender to form a purée. Add puréed tomatoes to the sauce pan. Add salt, pepper and sugar to the mixture and stir. Bring the sauce to a boil and then reduce the heat for about 12 minutes. Mix in the cooked linguini to the sauce. Plate and top with CHEVOO Black Truffle Goat Cheese.

CHEVOO Avocado Toast

Positive vibes and avocado toast for perfect summer mornings! Enjoy this fresh start to your day, or as a snack, thanks to

  • CHEVOO Goat Cheese + Olive Oil
  • Avocado
  • English Muffins
  • Chili Powder
  • Salt

Mash avocado with chili powder and salt.

Toast the English Muffins

Add avocado smash to toast and then top with CHEVOO’s marinated Goat Cheese + Olive Oil.

CHEVOO Summer Salad

We love bright, beautiful summer salads. The more colorful, the better! Mix up your salad game using CHEVOO Goat Cheese + Olive Oil with fresh inspiration from!

  • CHEVOO Goat Cheese + Olive Oil
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1/2 a can of Hearts of Palm
  • 1/2 a can of Beets
  • 1/2 Red Pepper
  • 1/2 Tomato
  • 1/2 Avocado

Chop all veggies and add to bowl.

Add CHEVOO’s marinated Goat Cheese + Olive Oil.

Flavor with dressing of your choice.

*measurements vary depending on size of salad *

Apricot + CHEVOO Goat Cheese Galette

Enjoy this gorgeous combination of flavors on your new favorite galette: tart apricots, savory truffles, rich goat cheese, sweet honey, and peppery arugula. Perfect for any wonderfully warm evening with a glass of vino. Cheers! Thanks to @eggsandbuttah for the recipe!


Wash and cut all apricots in half, removing the pit. Place in a bowl to toss with lemon juice, sugar, thyme. Let sit for about 10-20 minutes to release natural juices. Add the flour and coat evenly if it’s very liquidy add 2tbs total.

In the meantime, roll your pie dough out, and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Start in the center by adding an apricot face down and working around in a circle, leaving a 1.5in or so rim. Once you’ve added all the apricots (you may have extra you can add to the top if you want). Add the juices left at the bottom of the bowl into the top of the galette. This will help create that jammy goodness. Gently fold over the pie crust however you want. This is a galette not a fancy crimped pie.

Mix the half and half and the egg yolk and generously brush the crust that you’ve folded over. This will ensure a beautiful golden crust. You can season your crust with flakes of sea salt.

Place the assembled galette in the freezer for 20 minutes to firm back up. This helps with that flaky crust.

Preheat oven to 375 bake for 35-40 minutes, until golden brown and flaky. Times may vary so keep an eye if you know your oven runs very hot.

Remove and let cool, top with CHEVOO Goat Cheese + Olive Oil tossed arugula. Drizzle aromatic honey on top of the arugula. More sea salt to taste.

  • CHEVOO Italian Black Truffle Goats cheese: 3-4 tbs broken up into pieces
  • Homemade or your favorite frozen pie crust (12in round)
  • 5-6 apricots halved or as many as you need to fill the pie crust
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1.5tbs-2 AP flour (see note)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2-3 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1/2 cup Arugula
  • Olive oil to taste
  • Flaked sea salt to taste
  • 2tbs half and half
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Honey to taste

Roast Potatoes with CHEVOO

Did you know there are more than 4,000 varieties of native potatoes, mostly found in the Andes?! And all of them extra delicious when roasted and paired with CHEVOO Goat Cheese + Olive Oil. Thanks to @feyginfoto for this delectable dish!

½ cup chicken broth or water
½ cup olive oil
½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tbsp kosher salt
3 lbs large Yukon Gold potatoes
1 tbsp dried oregano
2 oz of CHEVOO Dill Pollen & Garlic Goat Cheese + Olive Oil

Meat-Free Summer Cheeseboard

No meat - no problem! The amazing @theboardroompleasanton loaded up this meat-free board with fresh fruit, colorful accents, lots of delicious cheese and local produce, including some beautiful mulberries! CHEVOO Smoked Salt & Rosemary Goat Cheese + Olive Oil compliments it perfectly.

* Cypress Grovers Humboldt Fog
* Beehive Cheese Barely Buzzed
* Point Reyes Toma
* Point Reyes Baby Blue
* Marin French Brie
* Manchego
* CHEVOO Smoked Salt & Rosemary Goat Cheese + Olive Oil
* Hummus
* Tzatziki
* Dalmatia Fig Jam
* Blood Orange
* Grapes
* Strawberries
* Mulberries
* Peaches
* Cherries
* Radish
* Daikon radish
* Cucumber
* Yellow tomatoes
* Celery hearts with leaves
* Dried figs
* Garnish with fresh herbs

CHEVOO Goat Cheese Pastry Puffs

Thanks to @calicookinblondie26 for this scrumptious Goat Cheese and Brie Pastry Puff recipe! Made with caramelized onions, brown sugar, thyme, rosemary, and topped with black raspberry jam and CHEVOO Goat Cheese + Olive Oil and brie cheese. A tasty little treat!

Use a muffin tin and place one Crescent Roll in each place and mold it around. In a separate pan place a little butter and chopped onions. Let them cook for a few minutes then add some brown sugar. Let it cook for two minutes more to take on the flavor.

Then, place the caramelized onions in the muffin tins. Sprinkle some CHEVOO Goat Cheese + Olive Oil on top and Brie cheese on others – or combine them!

Bake them for about 15 minutes. After they come out of the oven, put a little blackberry jam on top with fresh rosemary.

CHEVOO Rainbow Veggie Sandwich

We LOVE this gorgeous creation by @grilledcheesesocial! We’ll be eating this beautiful veggie sandwich for many days to come. Made with carrot hummus, avocado, pickled beets, banana peppers, sweet hot pickled jalapeños, cucumber, tomato, and CHEVOO Zesty Citrus & Honey Spread on toasted sourdough. It's unbelievably good!

  • 2 tbsp CHEVOO Zesty Citrus & Honey Spread
  • 2 slices Sourdough
  • 2 tbsp Carrot Sriracha Hummus
  • 1/2 Avocado, thinly sliced and salted
  • 8 Pickled Beet Slices
  • 2 tbsp Banana Peppers
  • 2 tbsp Sweet Hot Pickled Jalapeños
  • 8 Cucumber Slices
  • 4 Tomato Slices, salted

Toast sourdough and smear one piece with CHEVOO Zesty Citrus & Honey Spread and the other with the hummus.

Place the avocado on the hummus slathered bread then stack the beets, jalapeños, banana peppers, cucumbers and tomatoes.

Top with the CHEVOO Spread slice and wrap sandwich tightly with parchment paper.

Use a serrated knife to slice the sandwich in half. Eat immediately or refrigerate until ready.

CHEVOO Sun Dried Tomato Skewers

A fun and delicious appetizer for any occasion! Loving these refreshing bites that feel like a taste of summer. Thanks for sharing, @theboardloon!

  • 1 Jar of CHEVOO Smoked Salt & Rosemary Goat Cheese + Olive Oil
  • 1 Jar of Sun Dried Tomatoes in Oil
  • 1 Packet of Basil
  • 4 inch Bamboo Cocktail Picks

Put basil + 1/2 of one piece of CHEVOO Goat Cheese + a sun dried tomato on a skewer.

CHEVOO Corn Salad

This corn salad with CHEVOO Urfa Chili & Lemon Goat Cheese + Olive Oil will be hard to forget, that's for sure. A new favorite courtesy of our new friend Can't wait to make this a staple in our lives!

Cook cleaned and peeled corn on the cob in a pot of boiling water for 5 to 7 minutes. Bring out and cut through the corn lengthwise to get all the corn and leave the middle husk.
In a cast iron skillet, add 2 tbsp of vegetable oil, add sliced onions and char on high heat, add the corn and cherry tomatoes and quickly char everything together.
In a salad bowl, add the above charred vegetables, add some sliced cucumber, fresh mint and fresh cilantro leaves, add CHEVOO Urfa Chili & Lemon Olive Oil, top with salt, pepper, lemon and CHEVOO Urfa Chili and Lemon Goat Cheese. Enjoy!

Peach Goat Cheese Crostini

It’s time for a new, perfect summer recipe. This Peach Goat Cheese Crostini created by @cheers_and_chews is music to our taste buds. It can be tossed together on the fly, and will not disappoint! Enjoy!

  • CHEVOO Goat Cheese + Olive Oil - 1 jar of Tupelo Honey & Lime
  • Baguette - Sliced thin and toasted
  • Peach - 1 whole peach chopped up
  • Blueberries - 1/2 cup left whole
  • Thyme - 1/2 tablespoon
  • Sea Salt for seasoning

In a bowl, mix the peaches, blueberries, thyme, a pinch of salt and 2 tablespoons of the olive oil out of the jar of CHEVOO. Once your crostini is ready, spread half a cube of the goat cheese on each one, add a scoop of the peach mix on top and sprinkle with some flakey sea salt.

Rosemary Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

New Amazing Appetizer Alert! The talented @cheers_and_chews made Rosemary Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms for happy hour, and there's no way you can eat just one! It's a savory and creamy combo made for a great bite.

  • CHEVOO Goat Cheese and Olive Oil - 1 jar Smoked Salt & Rosemary
  • Baby Bella Mushrooms - 8 Oz container
  • Rosemary - 1 tsp minced
  • Prosciutto - 1 slice
  • Salt and Pepper for taste

Start by cleaning the mushrooms and removing the stems. Dice the stems and saute? in a pan with 1 tablespoon CHEVOO olive oil from the jar, the minced rosemary and salt and pepper. Once cooked down, mix that in a bowl with the 7 cubes of CHEVOO goat cheese from the jar. Once mixed, fill each mushroom with the CHEVOO goat cheese mixture. Bake the mushrooms in the oven at 400 degrees for 20 mins. Simultaneously, take your one piece of prosciutto and toast on the same pan with the mushrooms for about 10 mins. Remove then crumble when the mushrooms finish baking. Once the mushrooms are cooked, sprinkle with the prosciutto crumble.

Rosemary & Sesame Tomato Galette

Wake up your senses with's incredible Rosemary & Sesame Tomato Galette, the perfect morning meal.

  • 1/4 Cup CHEVOO Smoke Salt & Rosemary Marinated Goat Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Rosemary
  • 1 1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Cold European Butter, cut into slabs
  • 1/2 Cup Ice Cold Water
  • 2 Pints Local Tomatoes
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tablespoon Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Sesame Seeds

Step 1: In a food processor, add the cheese and rosemary then blend until crumbled.

Step 2. Sprinkle in the flour and pulse until just combined.

Step 3. Next, add the butter and pulse until it resembles cornmeal.

Step 4. Pour the ice cold water then pulse until it just comes together.

Step 5. Transfer the mixture to a clean surface then pre-shape into a disk.

Step 6. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge to chill for at least one hour.

Step 7. In the meantime, slice the tomatoes into 1/2″ thickness.

Step 8. Transfer to a bowl then coat with salt. (This will enhance the flavor and draw out the juices to avoid a soggy pastry).

Step 9. When the dough is ready, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and roll out to 1/2″ thickness.

Step 10. Transfer to a cast iron skillet or a lined baking sheet then spread the CHEVOO Marinated Goat Cheese in the center of the dough.

Step 11. Use a towel to dry off excess moisture from the sliced tomatoes before transferring and filling the skillet. Afterwards, gently gold over the sides of the dough.

Step 12. Whist together the egg and water and brush over the crust, then sprinkle the sesame seeds over the brushed areas.

Step 13. Transfer to the oven and bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown. When ready, remove from the oven, share, and enjoy!

Roasted Beet Salad with CHEVOO Marinated Goat Cheese

The perfect end-of-Summer salad with rustic and tangy flavors. Thanks to @acookscanvas for crafting this refreshing salad!

  • 4 oz. CHEVOO Dill Pollen & Garlic Marinated Goat Cheese
  • 3 Red Beets
  • 3 Golden Beents
  • 2 Cups Watercress
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 3 Tablespoons White Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 1 Large or 2 Small Garlic Cloves, Minced
  • 1 Teaspoon Meyer Lemon Juice
  • 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Cracked Black Pepper

To prepare the vinaigrette:
Combine olive oil, vinegar, honey, garlic, and lemon juice. Add salt and pepper to taste. When the beets and watercress are plated, drizzle vinaigrette on top. Serve immediately.

To roast the beets:
Preheat oven to 375’F. Scrub the beets and pat dry. Wrap individually in foil and bake for

90 minutes or until tender. Remove from oven and unwrap, allowing beets to cool. Under running water, rub skins from beets, being careful to keep the red and gold beets separate to avoid staining. Slice beets into quarters or thinner if desired and arrange on plates, top with a handful of watercress and drizzle with vinaigrette, then add goat cheese just before serving.

CHEVOO Italian Black Truffle & Pesto Pasta

A dreamy pasta dish loaded with our favorite ingredients: Italian Black Truffle Marinated Goat Cheese and Pesto. @twobitches_inakitchen created this simple, yet delicious pasta recipe that you have to try!

  • 4 oz. CHEVOO Italian Black Truffle Marinated Goat Cheese
  • 1 Cup Walnuts
  • 1 Cup Fresh Basil
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste

Step 1. Toss the walnuts, goat cheese, and fresh basil in a food processor and blend until smooth.

Step 2. Drizzle the olive oil in last to offset any bitterness. *Use the marinated oil from the goat cheese jar for added flavor infusion!

Step 3. Scrape down the side of the mixer until all ingredients are well mixed.

Step 4. Spoon your homemade goat cheese pesto over pasta, zoodles, or use as a spread!

Step 5. Serve this up with a Sauvignon Blanc or a Gruner Veltliner and enjoy!

CHEVOO Goat Cheese Stuffed Figs

Bite-sized perfection are these goat cheese stuffed figs! @briemyboard crafted these mini delights by topping halved figs with CHEVOO Smoked Salt & Rosemary Marinated Goat Cheese, black pepper, honey, and a hint of thyme.

Mini Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

November. Can anyone tell me what happened to August, September and October? It feels like the last four months just didn&rsquot happen. Gone in a flash.

I hope everyone is looking forward to the holidays, festivities and family love that lie ahead as we get in gear for 2014. It is going to be a killer&hellip

But before we get there, I would love to share a few more recipes with you before we say goodbye to the whirlwind that was 2013.

This recipe is a perfect midweek dinner feast, with great flavours and textures. It consists of mini beef meatballs, cooked in an onion and tomato sauce served with crispy toasted Panini slices.

This is the type of food I will just live off. I love a crispy slice of bread, ciabatta or Panini &ndash and I am always looking out for bruschetta on the menu of Italian restaurants. And of course, in this case &ndash it is all about the sauce and the crunch of the bread as you bite into all that goodness.

The sauce is absolutely divine as a leftover pasta sauce for the next evening&rsquos dinner. You can also serve your Mini Meatballs in Tomato Sauce with decadent roasted garlic mash or rice. The world is your oyster! Enjoy!

10 Tasty Ways To Top Your Toast

Have you heard? Fancy toast is the latest artisanal food craze. But instead of shelling out $4 for a slice of toast at the hip coffeehouse du jour, make your own. Try these 10 delicious ideas to transform the ultimate blank bread canvas into a ridiculously tasty meal.

Protein-packed pumpkin seeds and smoky paprika team up with avocado for a flavorful, satisfying snack.

1 slice whole wheat toast
½ lg ripe avocado
2 Tbsp roasted, salted pumpkin seeds
Dash smoked paprika
Dash sea salt

MASH the avocado and spread on toast. Top with pumpkin seeds, followed by paprika and sea salt. Eat warm.

NUTRITION (per serving) 268 cal, 9 g pro, 20 g carb, 8 g fiber, 2 g sugars, 18.5 g fat, 3 g sat fat, 352 mg sodium

Creamy tahini&rsquos pleasant bitterness clearly calls for a drizzle of sweet honey. Black sesame seeds add a pop of color, but white ones taste just as good.

1 slice whole wheat toast
2 Tbsp tahini (sesame seed paste)
1 tsp honey
1 tsp black sesame seeds
Dash sea salt

SPREAD tahini on toast drizzle honey on top. Sprinkle on sesame seeds and sea salt. Eat warm.

NUTRITION (per serving) 282 cal, 9 g pro, 24 g carb, 4 g fiber, 7 g sugars, 18 g fat, 2.5 g sat fat, 319 mg sodium

Greek yogurt stands in for the usual mayo, giving this take on egg salad an extra punch of protein. Chopped gherkins and lemon juice add a pleasant zing.

1 slice whole wheat toast
1 lg hardboiled egg, peeled
2 Tbsp low-fat Greek yogurt
1 Tbsp chopped gherkins
1 tsp lemon juice
Dash sea salt

MASH egg with fork. Stir in yogurt, gherkins, lemon juice, and salt. Spread mixture on toast. Eat warm.

NUTRITION (per serving) 168 cal, 12 g pro, 14 g carb, 0 g fiber, 3 g sugars, 7 g fat, 2 g sat fat, 458 mg sodium

The creamy cheese isn&rsquot just for lasagna or stuffed shells. Make the most of ricotta&rsquos natural sweetness by matching it with apricot jam and crunchy bits of spicy crystallized ginger.

1 slice whole wheat toast
¼ c part-skin ricotta cheese
2 tsp apricot jam
1 tsp chopped crystallized ginger

SPREAD ricotta on toast, followed by apricot jam. Top with crystallized ginger. Eat warm.

NUTRITION (per serving) 203 cal, 11 g pro, 28 g carb, 2 g fiber, 9 g sugars, 6 g fat, 3.5 g sat fat, 196 mg sodium

Peanut butter and banana toast is good, but also sort of ho-hum. Almond butter and pear take your fruit and nut butter combo up a sophisticated notch. Salted almond butter is key here, making the pear taste even sweeter.

1 slice whole wheat toast
2 Tbsp salted almond butter
½ pear, thinly sliced
Dash ground cinnamon

SPREAD almond butter on toast. Top with pear slices and dust with cinnamon. Eat warm.

NUTRITION (per serving) 166 cal, 11 g pro, 31 g carb, 8 g fiber, 12 g sugars, 18.5 g fat, 2.5 g sat fat, 184 mg sodium

Oyster mushrooms have a savory, meaty texture that&rsquos super satisfying. If you can&rsquot find them, feel free to sub sliced cremini or shiitake mushrooms instead.

1 slice whole wheat toast
1 c chopped oyster mushrooms
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
2 tsp olive oil
2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

SAUTE mushrooms, garlic, and thyme in olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, until softened and beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Spoon mixture over toast and top with Parmesan. Eat warm.

NUTRITION (per serving) 219 cal, 10 g pro, 18 g carb, 3 g fiber, 3 g sugars, 13 g fat, 3 g sat fat, 272 mg sodium

This hearty serving of veggies, protein, and fat make this toast a meal in itself.

1 slice whole wheat toast
¼ c hummus
1 med carrot, grated
1 tsp olive oil
½ tsp lemon juice
Dash sea salt
3 green olives, pitted and slices

SPREAD hummus on toast. In a small bowl, toss carrots with olive oil, lemon juice, and salt pile carrots on top of hummus. Top with green olives. Eat warm.

NUTRITION (per serving) 257 cal, 9 g pro, 27 g carb, 7 g fiber, 5 g sugars, 14 g fat, 1.5 g sat fat, 715 mg sodium

When you&rsquore craving pancakes but don&rsquot have the time, turn to this sweet, nutty toast. The pecans, syrup, and banana make it taste like you&rsquore digging into a stack of warm, fruity flapjacks.

1 slice whole wheat toast
¼ c low-fat Greek yogurt
½ sliced banana
1 Tbsp chopped toasted pecans
1 tsp maple syrup

SPREAD yogurt on toast. Top with a layer of sliced bananas, followed by the pecans. Drizzle with the maple syrup. Eat warm.

NUTRITION (per serving) 224 cal, 10 g pro, 33 g carb, 4 g fiber, 16 g sugars, 7 g fat, 1.5 g sat fat, 132 mg sodium

Sweet tomato and salty bacon make for a scrumptious weekend brunch toast. Serve on its own or with a side of scrambled eggs.

1 slice whole wheat toast
1 tsp mayonnaise
½ tomato, thinly sliced
2 slices cooked bacon
Chopped chives or basil

SPREAD mayonnaise on toast. Top with tomato slices, followed by the bacon. Garnish with chives or basil. Serve warm.

NUTRITION (per serving) 200 cal, 10 g pro, 14 g carb, 3 g fiber, 3 g sugars, 11.5 g fat, 3 g sat fat, 415 mg sodium

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Sweet and savory fans, this one&rsquos for you. Pair this gooey toast with crunchy dill pickles for a lighter take on a traditional Ploughman&rsquos lunch.

1 slice whole wheat bread (untoasted)
1 Tbsp mango chutney
½ green apple, sliced
1 oz Cheddar cheese, grated or sliced

SPREAD mango chutney on untoasted bread. Top with sliced apple, followed by the cheese. Toast or broil until bread is crisp and cheese is melted and bubbly, 4 to 5 minutes. Eat warm.

NUTRITION (per serving) 207 cal, 11 g pro, 34 g carb, 3 g fiber, 19 g sugars, 3 g fat, 1.5 g sat fat, 391 mg sodium