Sweet Goat Cheese Stuffed Strawberries make an easy appetizer to celebrate strawberry season, or to brighten up a dark winter night! You only need 4 ingredients and 5 minutes to whip these up.
❤️ Why you'll love this recipe
Market-fresh strawberries and creamy goat cheese pair up to make a quick snack, appetizer, or even mini dessert, ready in five minutes.
These tiny strawberry treats are naturally sweet, but tangy goat cheese gives them a savory aspect too.
How to make goat cheese stuffed strawberries
- Slice a strawberry almost all the way through.
- Use a piping bag and a frosting tip to squeeze the sweet goat cheese-yogurt mixture into the center of the strawberry. As long as the Greek yogurt you are using is thick, the goat cheese mixture will keep its shape.
- Garnish with a mint leaf, and refrigerate until serving time. So easy, and so good!
During a trip to Tuscany one year in June, the markets were full of strawberries. Chèvre miel, or goat cheese with honey, was a favourite find in the French markets. So deliciously sweet and savory at the same time.
If you've been to Tuscany, you'll know that the countryside views are beyond spectacular. I was forever asking Denis to pull over so I could take a photo.
This photo has a special memory--I stepped out of the car and directly into a patch of tiny strawberries and fresh aromatic mint growing wild at the edge of the road. Strawberries, goat cheese, and mint. In Tuscany. Does life get sweeter than that?
Here are a few more photos of this stunningly beautiful region of Italy. And if Tuscany is on your bucket list, read about our experiences Traveling in the Heart of Tuscany. You might also want to check out our 10 Tips for Driving in Italy.
How to make strawberries last longer
Strawberries are my favourite berries and I'm always disappointed to see how quickly they spoil. Here are a few ways to keep strawberries fresh a little longer.
- Don't wash them until you're ready to use them. Strawberries absorb water readily and that seems to make them spoil even faster.
- Leave the stems on.
- Give them a vinegar soak. To destroy any spores that may make them spoil, put them in a mixture of vinegar and water (3 parts water to 1 part vinegar) then rinse and thoroughly pat them dry.
- Store them in the refrigerator on paper towels.
There are so many ways to enjoy these berries: like this Strawberry Chia Smoothie Bowl, my favourite Strawberry Kale Salad, this Skinny Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait, or this beautiful Gluten Free Lemon Almond Cake with Strawberries. Get them quick, before they're gone!
Looking for more healthy ways to use fresh strawberries? Try these 16 Gluten-Free Strawberry Recipes.
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Sweet Goat Cheese Stuffed Strawberries with Mint
- 12 medium fresh strawberries
- ½ cup goat cheese creamy
- 2 tablespoon Greek yogurt thick style
- 2 teaspoon honey or maple syrup
- Wash and dry berries. Remove stem and trim the stem end of the strawberry so that it will be level when sitting upright.
- Slice from tip towards stem (without cutting all the way through) in half and then in half again.
- Whip the goat cheese with the Greek yogurt and honey and spoon it into a frosting bag (or make a ziplock bag into a piping bag). Using a decorating tip, pipe the goat cheese into the centre of each strawberry.
- Top with a fresh mint leaf and serve immediately.