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Goat Cheese Pesto Tomato Appetizer

Goat Cheese Pesto Tomato Appetizer - Layers of creamy goat cheese, basil pesto and topped with herb tomatoes. 10 minute layered starter, perfect for parties!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Author: Melanie - Gather for Bread


  • 2 Roma tomatoes diced
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup fresh pesto
  • 2 - 4 ounces each goat cheese logs


  • In a small bowl combine chopped Roma tomatoes, red wine vinegar, olive oil and Italian seasoning. Mix together and set aside.
  • On a medium size plate or platter, spread goat cheese into a flat circle. About 1/2-3/4" depth is perfect. SEE Notes for a method.
  • Spoon pesto over goat cheese layer. Top with Roma tomato mixture.
  • Serve immediately.


To help the goat cheese appear smoother, you can take the extra time to prepare like this:
Take a square piece of wax paper that's at least double the size of the plate you'll be using. Fold the wax paper in half. Cut out a circle. (If you open the wax paper, it's a double circle.)
Fold the wax paper. Spread goat cheese in a round circle on the wax paper. Flip up the other end over the goat cheese. Flatten with the palm of your hand or another plate. You now have a prettier, flat layer. Proceed with recipe. :-)