New Year’s Eve parties are right around the corner, which means it’s time to break out your favorite snack and appetizer recipes! After the heavy and calorie-laden meals from the holidays, I like to serve something a little lighter.

New Year's Eve Appetizer: Tomatoes & Goat Cheese

If you have five minutes to spare, you have enough time to make this easy appetizer. That’s what I love the most about it. It’s a fancy looking dish without a lot of fuss. Plus, it tastes great, is a delicious combination of savory and sweet, and it makes a beautiful presentation.

New Year's Eve Appetizer: Tomatoes & Goat Cheese

No matter what you do to celebrate the holiday, this simple Goat Cheese Appetizer recipe is a great addition to any party. Whether you play cards and have a game night, sip on wine and chill with friends or watch the big ball drop at a rockin’ holiday dance party, this is one appetizer people will be asking you the recipe for time and time again. Enjoy!

New Year's Eve Appetizer: Tomatos & Goat Cheese

Easy Goat Cheese Appetizer 

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ cup goat cheese crumbles
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 drizzle white balsamic vinegar (I used peach flavored)
  • 1 drizzle honey
  • 1 French baguette, cut into slices

In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil and Italian seasoning. Pour onto a small platter.

Top with chopped tomatoes, goat cheese crumbles, and basil.

Drizzle 1-2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar and 1-2 tablespoons honey over the top of the goat cheese and tomatoes.

If there’s time, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes for flavors to marinate.

Spoon onto thin slices of French baguette to serve.

New Year's Eve Appetizer: Tomatoes & Goat Cheese

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