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Goat Cheese & Veggie Morsel

November/December 2011

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Crackers topped with tangy goat cheese and a confetti of vegetables make a terrific vegetarian appetizer. Use soft goat cheese, plain or herbed, for easy spreading.


Goat Cheese & Veggie Morsel

Makes: 2 dozen

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Ingredients

  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • 24 small whole-wheat crackers
  • 2 tablespoons very finely chopped carrot
  • 2 tablespoons very finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon very thinly sliced scallion greens
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste

Preparation

  1. Spread 1 teaspoon goat cheese on each cracker.
  2. Combine carrot and bell pepper in a small bowl. Press about 1 teaspoon of the vegetable mixture into the cheese on each cracker. Top with a bit of scallion greens and sprinkle with pepper.

Nutrition

Per piece: 33 calories; 2 g fat (1 g sat, 0 g mono); 2 mg cholesterol; 3 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 1 g protein; 1 g fiber; 50 mg sodium; 22 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 0

Exchanges: 1/2 fat


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