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Recipe: Walnut & Fig Tapenade with Goat Cheese

This goat cheese recipe comes from Robyn of Robyn’s Online World.

Robyn says:

My friend Karen (who I met thru Twitter) had a local BBQ tweetup last summer and served this and it was a hit with everyone! She modified the original recipe she had and so this is the way I’ve made it. By the way, if you have picky people who turn their nose up at goat cheese, just don’t tell them what it is until after they eat it – they will love it!

fig walnut tapenade goat cheese(Image Credit: Karen67)


1/3 cup chopped pitted black olives
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 cup fig paste (thin with a little water)
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
11 oz log of soft goat cheese
1/4 cup walnut halves


Combine the fig paste, olives, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and thyme. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Cover and refrigerate for a couple of hours for the flavors to blend.

Bring to room temperature.

Slice the goat cheese into rounds and arrange in center of platter. Stir chopped walnuts into the tapenade and place in the center of the cheese. Garnish with the walnut halves. Serve with crackers.

Serves: 15

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  1. Nezzy says:

    Now if this isn’t a yummy lookin’ very unique recipe! Thanks for sharin’ girl…I’m always in search of something just a little different to serve. I love to shake thing up…just that kinda chick!

    Ya’ll have a most wonderfully blessed New Year!!! :o)

  2. Wow. That looks and sounds totally-super-delicious!

  3. Slommler says:

    Yummm!!! Sounds delish!!

  4. Rayvenne says:

    Merry Christmas! Yes, it’s really me. I’m finally back. The recipe sounds wonderful! Missed you!
    Just wanted to let you know I finally posted again after 8 months. It’s been way too long! Check it out if you get a chance.
    Talk to you soon! (((HUGS)))

  5. I’m not really fond of goat cheese (no offense to my lovable host), but I bet this is really good with Brie.

  6. Pricilla says:

    Aaah, this is better. The publicist should send you her recipe for goat’s milk caramel. She makes it all the time to put on her goat’s milk ice cream.

    She has a lot of goat’s milk.
    I wonder why?

    Merry Christmas!

    1. I wouldn’t want you to give away any trade secrets, but I would love to have any recipes you’re willing to share! Especially something from goat’s milk, since I haven’t received any of those types of recipes yet.