The oven is the main 'tool' to create this Warm Goat Cheese Sun-dried Tomato Spread, creating a delicious spread full of flavors and textures. Dig into sundried tomatoes, basil, capers, roasted garlic gloves, warm goat cheese served with grilled baguette.
1baguettesliced and grilled (or bake into crostini)**
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Peel whole bulb of garlic. Place in baking dish with 2 tablespoon of olive oil. Toss and bake for 10 minutes.
Slice sun-dried tomatoes*, goat cheese into discs (~¼ inch thickness) and chiffonade basil. Keep ingredients seperate adn set aside.
Lower oven to 350°F and add in sundried tomatoes and toss, bake for another 10 minutes.**
Add in capers and toss. Bake for 10 minutes.
Add in ½ the basil, mix and bake for another 10-15 minutes.
Place goat cheese on a small baking pan and bake for 15 minutes until goat cheese is warm.***
After removing both dishes from the oven, in your serving dish add in ½ cup of olive oil, turn sundried tomato mixture, top with sliced goat cheese.
Season with ground pepper and sea salt. Top with the rest of basil. Enjoy with grilled bread or crostini.
*Leftover sundried tomato oil can be used for dressings, frying oil or eaten with bread**While the spread was baking, I used my grill pan and grilled my bread***Optionally, you can place the goat cheese right on top of the sundried tomato mixture if you are planning on serving from that dish.