Goat Cheese, aged black garlic, kalamata olives and tomatoes come together to make an easy dinner in under 25 minutes.  Served along side a simple radish salad.

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One of my all time favorite and easy dinners is grilled goat cheese served on a baguette with fresh tomatoes.   Tonight we hit spin class, yes, we are back on that training program, so we had very little time to make dinner.  We try to eat within an hour after the class ends … which is tough.  Tonight I decided to kick up the tradition way I make these warm and toasty goat cheese sandwiches, by adding some aged black garlic, kalamata olives and rosemary.  It was slightly tart, thanks to the goat cheese, savory, thanks to the kalamata olives and rosemary and caramelized, thanks to the aged black garlic – like a party in your mouth!

Recipe:  Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwich with Aged Black Garlic

ciabatta bread, sliced in half

goat cheese

2 cloves aged black garlic

1/4 cup kalamata olives

handful of rosemary

1 tomato, sliced thinly

Heat the broiler section of your oven.  Smear the goat cheese over the bread.  Mince the garlic, olives, and rosemary together, until almost a paste.  Layer tomato slices over the goat cheese.  Put under the broiler until slightly warmed.  Remove from heat and sprinkle the olive mixture over the top, return to the broiler and broil until the cheese is just starting to bubble and the sides of the bread are golden.  Serve.  Eat.

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