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Whipped Goat Cheese Dip with Balsamic Tomatoes

This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield and Late July. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

Tangy goat cheese is whipped with Greek yogurt and topped with a tangy, garlicky tomato-and-herb mixture for a flavorful appetizer offering.

I love goat cheese, tomatoes, fresh herbs and balsamic in my salads, so I figured why not make a dip out of those same flavors?

Whipped Goat Cheese Dip with Balsamic Tomatoes

Fat free Greek yogurt lightens up the goat cheese. The tanginess of those 2 ingredients works really well together.

When I served this dip, I put half of the tomatoes on top at first, and after we snacked our way through the top layer of dip, added the rest.

This dip is delicious both at room temperature or cold – the texture will be more firm if you refrigerator first. I used fresh herbs from my garden – reserve a sprig or 2 to garnish your finished dish if you like – the pop of bright green looks really nice!

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Bowl of tortilla chips and whipped goat cheese dip topped with balsamic tomatoes and basil.

Whipped Goat Cheese Dip with Balsamic Tomatoes

  • Author: Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen - Ashley Covelli
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


Tangy goat cheese is whipped with Greek yogurt and topped with a tangy, garlicky tomato-and-herb mixture for a flavorful appetizer offering.



For tomatoes:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 cup multi-colored grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

For dip:


  1. Make tomatoes: Heat oil in a medium skillet over moderate heat. Add garlic and pepper flakes and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add tomatoes, herbs, balsamic and salt and sauté, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes have started to melt down and the liquid that they have released starts to thicken. Remove from heat to let cool.
  2. Make dip: Place goat cheese, yogurt, salt and pepper in the bowl of a food processor. Turn it on and let it whip for 60-90 seconds.
  3. To serve, place whipped goat cheese dip in a bowl and top with cooled balsamic tomatoes. Top with a drizzle of oil. Serve with chips (like Late July Organic‘s Sea Salt by the Sea Shore Multigrain Tortilla Chips), toasted baguette slices or veggies for dipping.
  4. If you prefer the dip to be a little firmer, you can refrigerate the goat cheese mixture after it comes out of the food processor.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 118
  • Sugar: 1.5 g
  • Sodium: 212.5 mg
  • Fat: 9.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.3 g
  • Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 6.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 13.3 mg

Keywords: goat cheese, Greek yogurt, herb dip, easy appetizer

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Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.


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