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Herbed Goat Cheese Dip

Herbed Goat Cheese Dip 6.000

Tom McCorkle for The Washington Post; food styling by Gina Nistico for The Washington Post

Nourish Jun 30, 2022

This elegant, creamy cheese dip is a breeze to make — just whir goat cheese in a food processor with a bit of milk, fresh herbs, lemon zest, and salt and pepper. Serve it with a variety of fresh vegetables and fruit for dipping, such as crisp, blanched green beans, fresh snap peas, grape tomatoes, radish wedges and green grapes. It may be served as a stand-alone dip or as the centerpiece for an Instagram-worthy snack board.

Total time: 5 mins

Storage Notes: Refrigerate for up to 3 days; let come to room temperature before serving.

6 - 8

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Tested size: 6-8 servings; makes 1 cup

  • 8 ounces regular or reduced-fat chevre (fresh goat cheese) at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons whole or reduced-fat milk, plus more as needed
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


In a small bowl of a food processor or mini-chopper, combine the goat cheese and milk and process until smooth and creamy. Add 1 tablespoon more milk for a thinner dip, if desired. Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl. Stir in the parsley, thyme, lemon zest, salt and pepper.

Serve, or refrigerate until needed (let come to room temperature before serving).

Recipe Source

From cookbook author and registered nutritionist dietitian Ellie Krieger.

Tested by Olga Massov.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving (2 tablespoons, using low-fat chevre and reduced-fat milk,) based on 8: 54

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 3g 5%

Saturated Fat: 2g 10%

Cholesterol: 10mg 3%

Sodium: 164mg 7%

Total Carbohydrates: 3g 1%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 0g

Protein: 4g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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