Sunday, June 7, 2009

$6 Dip

Last Spring when I was home visiting family, I got the chance to have dinner with my good friend Maria. Not normally ones to order an appetizer (rather have a cocktail!), we couldn't pass up the leek dip they had on the menu that night. It came to us piping hot and to our surprise, the base of the dip was goat cheese. Now readers, I know I have mentioned my love of goat cheese in previous posts, but let me reiterate: I ♥ goat cheese!

I knew that I would have to try to recreate this dish at home. Here is what I came up with:

Leek and Goat Cheese Dip

8 oz. cream cheese
8 oz. goat cheese
1 stick butter
3 c. leeks, chopped
1 small head garlic, roasted

Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Add leeks and saute until tender. Stir in garlic and over low heat, fold in the cream cheese and goat cheese. Season with salt and pepper. We usually throw this in the oven at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes, but you certainly don't have to. Our favorite way to serve this is with homemade bread, but crackers or pita chips will do in a pinch.


  1. This I must try! How could one go wrong with goat cheese, especially when accompanied by butter, cream cheese, leeks and garlic?

    I like the shading on the picture!

  2. I love goat cheese and I love leeks. And I love garlic. I'm going to have to try this one. Thanks for posting the recipe.

  3. Gratinee,
    Thanks for the comment! I hope you like it as much as we do!

  4. Some of the best things in life cost six dollars!