There's something about goat cheese. It's tangy, soft, and oh so creamy. It makes eggs, pasta, crackers, and even vegetables taste damn good.
One day I was scavenging for food to eat in my fridge; I quite literally had nothing left but some leftover roasted broccoli, goat cheese, and eggs. I thought about making a frittata, or something else with the eggs as the centerpiece of the dish, but when it's night time, eggs are necessarily satisfying. I heated up the broccoli, smashed it, added in a hunk of goat cheese, and seasoned it up. Plopped little balls of the mixture on the baking sheet and tossed it in the oven until it got crispy. Viola. Broccoli & goat cheese bites.
You will want to eat all of these in one sitting- the crispy broccoli, the caramelized bottom, the tangy garlicky center.
Broccoli & Goat Cheese Bites
1 1/2 cup cooked broccoli (steamed/roasted)
3 tbsp goat cheese- or more!
2 tbsp almond meal
2 tbsp coconut flour
1. In a microwave safe bowl, heat up broccoli until warmed through
2. Add in goat cheese to warmed broccoli and smash until smooth
3. Crack an egg into a bowl- whisk....add into broccoli and goat cheese mixture
4. Add in 2 tbsp almond meal
5. Add in coconut flour 1 tbsp at a time- you'll need about 2 tbsp to get a thick consistency
6. Season with a ton of garlic, salt, and cracked pepper
7. Scoop into small hunks- lay on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and press them down a bit.
*Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes
*Flip about halfway through or until the first side gets golden
Store in fridge- warm up to eat and dunk in marinara sauce or pop straight into your mouth!
I've already made these twice and I swear they didn't last more than a day. It's the perfect way to use up vegetables, serve as an appetizer with friends, or mask the taste of veggies for kiddos. Enjoy!