This delicious concoction is a breeze to assemble, especially if you have pesto in your freezer like I often do. It is a combination of four of my favorite foods:goat cheese, pesto, and marinated roasted red peppers, and chewy Tuscan bread.
To make this I line a small dish with plastic wrap and pack in some plain goat cheese. I then invert the cheese onto a plate or platter. I spoon on a few tablespoons of pesto. Roasted red peppers from a jar get patted dry, then diced. I toss them with a tablespoon or so of vinaigrette and spoon them on and around the cheese mound.
I use a good-quality Tuscan-style bread and toast a few slices. Olive oil is then brushed on the toasts, and then they are cut into pieces. The bread surrounds the goat cheese, and voila – a perfect holiday appetizer!