Food & Wine

Avocado and Goat Cheese Appetizer

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Avocado and Goat Cheese Appetizer


5 ounces goat cheese

5 avocados, halved, seeded, peeled

Juice of 1 lemon

1/2 teaspoon hot sauce

Kosher salt, to taste

French baguette, sliced

Tiny tomatoes, cut in half

English/hot house cucumbers, sliced


Place goat cheese, avocados, lemon juice, hot sauce and salt in bowl and mash with a fork. The end result should NOT be smooth. Serve on slices of French baguette with tomatoes and cucumbers.

Makes 10-12 servings. Approximate nutritional values per serving: 180 calories (75.1 percent calories from fat), 4 g protein, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g sugar, 6 g dietary fiber, 16 g fat, 10 mg cholesterol, 70 mg sodium.