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Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Goat Cheese, oven baked with blackberries and roasted pistachios : Low Carb : Keto

Simply Wow! This delicious oven-baked goat cheese dish does wow, as an appetizer or a dessert. But it is so tasty and nutritious you could even have it for lunch with a good salad! Yum!

Serves Four
4g carb per serving
20 oz. (550g) goat cheese
Blackberry sauce
9 oz. (250g) fresh blackberries
1 tbsp. erythritol (optional)
1 pinch ground cinnamon
4 tbsp. pistachio nuts

fresh rosemary
can be seen here
1. Blackberries are so tasty and sweet that you may not need any sweetener, especially when combined with the cinnamon.
2. Pistachios are a good source of protein, healthy fat and fibre, as well as antioxidant and minerals. About 50 pistachios have about 5 grams of net carbs, and are an especially good source for vitamin B6 and potassium. Shelled, raw pistachios can be bought in bulk and are perfect for toasting in this recipe, if you do not want to shell your own.
Goat cheese comes in many varieties and ages. The best goat cheese for warming or roasting are the "semi-ripened" varieties, sometimes labelled soft-ripened goat cheese or semi-aged goat cheese. It has a very light rind on the outside and soft centre.

In recent years, thanks to an increasing taste for goats’ milk products, many British versions have come onto the market – they are particularly common in Wales. The younger cheeses may be flavoured with herbs, pepper or fruit and spread like pâté, and older hard cheeses can be eaten in much the same way as Cheddar. Some people who have an intolerance to cows’ milk may find goats’ milk cheeses easier to digest 

Buyer's guide:
Goats’ cheeses should always be white on the inside, with none of the yellowness common to cows’ milk cheeses. If you’re worried about the pungent flavour that some goats’ cheeses can have, look for young, soft, creamy curd cheeses instead. Due to the number of varieties, goats’ cheese is available year-round, but some, such as Banon from South East France, are best in the summer. 
More information about goat cheese can be found here and here

I hope you may give this recipe suggestion a try ... we bring a variety of recipe ideas to this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


L said...

That would be a lovely addition to a Fall table for sure!

DeniseinVA said...

A lovely combination and what a pretty appetizer. Thanks Jan :)

Catarina said...

It is delicious! I know!

Sandi said...


Elephant's Child said...

that sounds good. It is remiss of me, but I don't think I have ever cooked with blackberries (other than pies and jam). When they appear again I hope to remember this one.

carol l mckenna said...

Not a fan of goat cheese but recipe sounds delish!

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sandy said...

Looks great - have never tried something like this.

Chatty Crone said...

It is pretty but I have not acquired a taste for goat cheese yet.

Laura. M said...

Ricos contrastes de sabores.
Un abrazo

Christine said...

It looks delicious!

Tom said... this is something that I've never had!

Maria Rodrigues said...

Hum hum! it must be delicious!

Rose said...

Looks delicious!

Dewena said...

This sounds really good! And I'm glad to know pistachios are so nutritious.

William Kendall said...

It sounds good.

Valerie-Jael said...

This sounds fabulous, yummy! Valerie

Jo said...

I love goats cheese but I've never eaten it with blackberries before, I bet it's delicious.

My name is Erika. said...

I never thought of heating goat cheese. I bet it tastes good that way! And those berries look amazing. hugs-Erika

CJ Kennedy said...

It looks very pretty. I wish I liked cheese.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

We don't eat enough cheese around here...sigh

Mary Kirkland said...

I love trying different cheeses.

happyone said...

That looks wonderful!

Jeanie said...

This looks really good. Wonderful anytime but wouldn't it be nice in front of the fire on a chilly fall day with a glass of red wine?