Make this easy honey whipped goat cheese as an appetizer for your next gathering! Topped with pomegranate seeds and balsamic glaze, serve it with crostini for a quick yet delicious dish.

Bowl of honey whipped goat cheese with pomegranate on grey towel with crostini surrounding the bowl

As a Registered Dietitian and recipe creator, you can bet that my favorite part of hosting is providing delicious appetizers and snacks for my guests. I love to set out a charcuterie or healthy snack board for munching, and I pretty much always include a healthy homemade dip or spread.

This honey whipped goat cheese dip will just blow you away if you love goat cheese like me. Creamy goat cheese is whipped up in a food processor with Greek yogurt, honey, and lemon zest. It becomes silky smooth and spreadable. It’s even better when topped with balsamic glaze, fresh thyme, and sweet/tart pomegranate seeds. Serve with warm crostini and dig in!

This whipped goat cheese dip recipe is vegetarian, gluten free, nut free, and soy free. It takes just about 5 minutes to make!

Ingredients in honey whipped goat cheese

You’ll need just a handful of simple ingredients to make this recipe:

  • Goat cheese log (not crumbled goat cheese)
  • Plain Greek yogurt (any fat content works)
  • Honey
  • Lemon
  • Salt
  • Balsamic glaze
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Fresh thyme
  • French baguette and olive oil to make crostini for serving

Kitchen tools needed

The main tool you need to make this recipe is a food processor. You’ll also need a zester or microplane to zest the lemon. For serving, I recommend a small-ish shallow bowl.

Honey whipped goat cheese ingredients measured out on a wooden cutting board

Step by step instructions

This goat cheese dip is so easy and quick to make! Add goat cheese, Greek yogurt, honey, lemon zest, and a pinch of salt to a food processor. Blend it up until super smooth and creamy.

Transfer to a bowl for serving. Top with pomegranate seeds, balsamic glaze, and fresh thyme leaves. Serve with toasted crostini for dipping and spreading.

Check out this video on how to open a pomegranate like a pro I posted on my Instagram!

Storage

Store this whipped goat cheese dip in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. If serving to guests, you can prepare the dip ahead of time, but wait to add pomegranate, balsamic glaze, and thyme until just before serving.

This dip will harden up in the fridge, so let it come down to room temperature before serving, which makes it easier to spread.

Bowl of honey whipped goat cheese with pomegranate on grey towel with crostini surrounding the bowl

Serving suggestions

  • Serve this dip with freshly toasted crostini or crackers for dipping and spreading. You can also use it as a dip for fruits or vegetables.
  • This whipped goat cheese can also be repurposed and used as a spread on toast, bagels, or sandwiches.
  • You can try adding different toppings instead of pomegranate and balsamic glaze. I think this would be delicious with fresh figs or berry jam!

Greek yogurt nutrition benefits

Greek yogurt is a main ingredient in this goat cheese dip, which is a highly nutritious food. Greek yogurt is an excellent vegetarian source of protein. A 170 gram (a little over half a cup) serving of plain nonfat Greek yogurt provides 17 grams of protein!

In addition, the same serving size of Greek yogurt provides:

  • 1.27 mcg Vitamin B12 (53 percent of your daily needs)
  • 187 mg calcium (14 percent of your daily needs)
  • 16.49 mcg selenium (30 percent of your daily needs)
  • 229.5 mg phosphorus (33 percent of your daily needs)

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Honey Whipped Goat Cheese Dip with Pomegranate

Make this easy honey whipped goat cheese as an appetizer for your next gathering! Topped with pomegranate seeds and balsamic glaze, serve it with crostini for a quick yet delicious dish.

  • Author: Alex Aldeborgh
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: serves 68 1x
  • Category: appetizer
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Ingredients

Scale
  • 8 oz log goat cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 12 tbsp balsamic glaze
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves

Instructions

  1. Break up goat cheese into large chunks. Add to a food processor along with Greek yogurt, honey, lemon zest, and salt.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy with no lumps remaining – 30 seconds to a minute or so. You may need to scrape down the edges of the bowl once or twice.
  3. Transfer to a shallow bowl for serving. Drizzle with balsamic glaze, and sprinkle with pomegranate seeds and thyme.
  4. Serve with crostini for dipping and spreading.

Notes

Storage

Store this whipped goat cheese dip in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. If serving to guests, you can prepare the dip ahead of time, but wait to add pomegranate, balsamic glaze, and thyme until just before serving.

This dip will harden up in the fridge, so let it come down to room temperature before serving, which makes it easier to spread.

Keywords: honey whipped goat cheese, whipped goat cheese dip