I appreciate you understanding my baby brain yesterday. It’s the weirdest feeling ever and I hope it eventually passes. Luckily the fog cleared up just enough for me to create a new and delicious dinner!
It all started with goat cheese, so you know it’s got to be good 😉
Herbed Goat Cheese Spread
- 5 ounces of goat cheese, in log form
- 1 bunch of fresh oregano (roughly 3/4 cup)
- 1 big bunch of fresh parsley (roughly 1 cup)
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1.5 Tbsp water
Everything goes into the food processor together. How is that for easy?
Pause to scrape down the sides, and pulse again until smooth.
Use this to dip veggies into, to spread on sandwiches, lick it straight off your fingers, OR… take it to the next level.
Herbed Goat Cheese Chicken Pasta
Grill up some boneless chicken breasts outside.
Inside, slice up some cherry or grape tomatoes and baby spinach while a pot of whole wheat thin spaghetti boils on the stove.
I can barely get close enough to the cutting board with that belly!
Feel free to taste test the ‘maters 😉
Drain the pasta and put in a large bowl with the spinach. The hot pasta will wilt the spinach. Add in your herbed goat cheese spread and a generous amount of olive oil. Toss and stir to coat.
Add the cherry tomatoes into the mix and plate- adding your chicken, or protein of choice on top.
Serve and devour!
Oh yeah! As much as I love basil, it was fun for my taste buds to enjoy a different variety of fresh herbs. This dish was flavorful, nutritious (fresh herbs are so good for you!) and perfect for summer.
What’s your favorite herb?
I think mine is usually basil or cilantro, but I eat ‘em all!
PS- This was enjoyed alongside The Bachelorette finale. Who else is thrilled this season is over? Bring on Bachelor Pad!! 😉
This looks devine – I’m making whole wheat pasta tonight. Going to the shops quickly after work to get the ingredients. Yum.
I LOVE Mexican so my favorite herb would also be cilantro….
The goat cheese spread looks amazing and I can’t wait to try the pasta, it looks so healthy and inviting….
It would be great with a bottle of Pinot Grigio, and white grape juice for you of course 😉
pinot grigio for me, too, soon enough! Oh how I miss wine 🙂
I really love parsley! It goes well with everything. Basil is a close second though!
Holly @ The Runny Egg says
I really like rosemary — I love roasting veggies (and chicken!) with it. The smell is incredible.
Brooke @ Veggie Table says
Looks delicious! My favorite herb is definitely cilantro (remember, we are going to find cilantro ice cream one day, haha)! I was on Team Ben so I’m glad JP got stuck with Ashley – she wasn’t my favorite bachelorette at all!
Autumn @ Good Eats Girl says
This looks amazing! I am going to have to try it!
I also can’t wait for The Bachelor Pad….It’s seriously my guilty pleasure!
Yum–looks delicious and easy too. I too had my dinner (chips, salsa, & wine) watching the bachelorette. J.P. was my favorite but wasn’t sure if Ashley deserved him.
I know where I got my healthy eating habits from… my one and only momma, who eats chips, salsa and wine for dinner 😉 Once baby D is here, you must come up and we can enjoy that dinner together while we watch Monday night Bachelorette!
herbed goat cheese spread? wait what……bookmarking this. you are the smartest pregnant woman i know.
That looks incredible Brittany! Herbed goat cheese is one of my favorite foods ever. You’re so creative 🙂
Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) says
I love cilantro the most! I also like sage and rosemary.
That herby goat cheese looks amazing!
basil is hands down my favorite herb…also love fresh rosemary. not a huge fan of cilantro or dill.
the herbed goat cheese spread looks like the perfect addition to sandwiches! 🙂
Melissa @ Be Not Simply Good says
It depends on what type of food I’m having. I really enjoy basil, cilantro, rosemary, dill and mint. I sure narrowed that down, didn’t I?
Haha, it’s ok to love them all!
Kristin @ eat healthy. be happy. live well says
I love making sauces like this to mix with pasta instead of just doing Alfredo or marinara! I like to use a mix of ricotta and Parmesan cheese with spinach, garlic and some cream!
Donna@Life of a Happy Blonde says
I love goat cheese WAY too much but this looks too good not to try 🙂
That pasta just looks amazing and your belly is so gosh darn cute!
Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans says
I really like basil, especially in homemade tomato sauce. Yum!
This looks DELISH!!! I will definitely be trying this once my “spending freeze” has passed. I just relocated to California and I’m still unemployed so budget is tight. Keep the good posts coming.
Basil is probably my favorite herb. This meal looks delicious. I was wondering what I was going to do with my chicken dish this week and I think I will be trying this dish.
Katie @ Legally Fit says
This looks so good! My favorite herb is basil, by far.
I am so impressed that you are still wearing your wedding rings. I had to take of my engagement ring and my wedding ring is probably going to follow soon!
I keep waiting for swelling to set in, but so far, so good! Hoping it stays this way for the next 5 weeks. PS- did I mention that I love the name Audrey?! Beautiful!
Michelle @ The Cooking Life says
this looks delicious! I’m the same – my fave herb is either basil or cilantro. LOVE cilantro!
Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean says
bookmarked! this looks AMAZING!
Hi Brittany, ooooh, this looks SOOOOO good!!! I’ve bookmarked into the “must try” file. My favorite herbs are fresh mint, basil and tarragon. Oh, and rosemary with potatoes. sigh. I like them all! Wishing you and Baby D a good day!!
Sarah for Real says
I have a confession… I will be banned from the foodie club for life.
I don’t care for goat cheese. ACK! I know. I KNOW. My taste buds are weird. I think I must be cursed.
I hate it too because your pasta really looks beautiful and I know my husband would love it. Curses.
Baking Serendipity says
I keep thinking about how trashy Bachelor Pad looks…all while knowing that I’m definitely going to be watching 🙂 This dish looks amazing! And I love how simple that sauce comes together in the food processor…and all it’s uses!
Bethany @ One Girl's Taste On Life says
Oh, gosh, Brittany. This looks so yummy! I thought at first you wrote “Herbed Goat Cheese Chicken PIZZA”. That would be a yummy creation too! Mmm…mouth watering.
I think my favorite herb is Rosemary, especially when it accompanies garlic! LOVE!
Looks delicious! I need to make this ASAP!
Katie @ peacebeme says
I absolutely love basil. I would have to say my other favorite is dill!
Tiff @ Love, Sweat, and Beers says
Yummy! I love goat cheese, and I’m always look for new ways to use it.
Fav herb? Cilantro or basil – it’s a hard choice, so I’m not going to pick just one
Ana F. says
This looks so pretty! Now I’m hungry and it’s only 9:30 in the morning haha.
My favorite herb is definitely cilantro. My mom uses that on everything and I got this habit from her. I even have my own baby cilantro tree in my kitchen 🙂