Nigel Slater's Goats Cheese with Garlic Toast

Just to let you know, this post was written before I started the paleo diet to help ease my psoriasis. Nowadays I eat a more allergy-friendly diet, but leave these older, non-paleo posts up in case they are useful to readers, as I know not everyone eats the same as I do. Thanks for your understanding. 

It's so indulgent to cook lunch for one and take hours doing it! I'd seen Nigel Slater on TV last week cooking this recipe - basically goat's cheese, garlic puree and toasted bread. It takes him about 5 minutes on TV but it took me so long because I decided to cook Dom's tomatoes on the same day - and they were a perfect accompaniment to this.

Have a look at the recipe here. I always bypassed goat's cheese - for me it was always too sour and sharp - but I bought an organic one in Sainsbury's and it was just perfect. The garlic puree I was worried would be too harsh and pungent but as it had been roasted (for an hour at 190C) it was actually really sweet but still had that real savoury taste underneath all that sharp, fluffy white cheese. I ate mine with a watercress and rocket salad - and of course the roasted tomatoes, which were incredibly full of flavour. I kept the balsamic-speckled juices from the roasting tray and drizzled it over the salad leaves as a dressing too.

I absolutely urge you to try this. If I had known that food could taste this good, I wouldn't have spent so many lunchtimes in my lifetime nibbling on floppy white ham sandwiches. Enjoy!


  1. For years I thought I didn't like goats cheese either. Then I tried it in a tart with caramelised onions and now I love it.

  2. I thought I didn't like goats cheese either up until last Saturday! Think I had a bad one and dismissed it far too soon! Will have a look for the Sainsburys one.

    The garlic puree sounds goooood and I really like the idea of the salad with it too, looks delish!

  3. I know garlic is perfect if you want to give a dish a special flavor, however I had not idea it can be used on desserts... Definitely I have to try this.


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