Roasted Red Peppers with Goat Cheese

Roasted Red Peppers with Goat Cheese

Serves 6

In this recipe the creamy texture and sharp flavor of the goat cheese is complemented by piquant roasted peppers. The results are inspired and as attractive as they are delicious. Enjoy with crackers or baguette slices and serve as an appetizer.

From The Whole Foods Market Cookbook

Ingredients: 
  • 1 (7-ounce) jar roasted red peppers
  • 2 ounces prosciutto, very thinly sliced
  • 8 fresh basil leaves
  • 3 1/2 ounces mild, firm goat cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs
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Method: 

Drain peppers and slice vertically. Lay peppers on a clean kitchen towel or paper towels to dry. Press surface with another paper towel to remove any excess liquid.

Place a 20-inch-long piece of waxed paper or parchment paper on the kitchen countertop. Unfold peppers one at a time and lay them skin side down onto the parchment paper, overlapping them. Place basil leaves over prosciutto. Evenly crumble goat cheese over peppers. Sprinkle with Italian herbs.

Using the waxed paper from the end closest to you, fold up the roll carefully into a pinwheel until it is closed. Press gently and evenly to compact the roll as much as possible.

To get a really firm pinwheel, use a ruler or straightedge and press the roll to compact it. Twist ends together and refrigerate to firm up. If you refrigerate the roll overnight, it will be easier to cut into thin slices. Enjoy with crackers or baguette slices and serve as an appetizer.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:110 calories (60 from fat), 7g total fat, 4.5g saturated fat, 25mg cholesterol, 480mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber, 2g sugar), 8g protein
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