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“This is a simple and total "wow" dip/appetizer. Great with veggies or nachos or even a topping for baked potatoes. This recipe comes from Rick Bayless.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 cup pine nuts
  • 4 ounces log goat cheese
  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup frontera jalapeno and roasted tomato salsa or 1 cup habanero salsa
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish


  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spread out the nuts on a baking sheet, set them in the oven and let toast until lightly browned and very fragrant, 7 or 8 minutes.
  3. Remove and slide off into a medium-size bowl.
  4. Add the cheeses to the bowl and combine thoroughly with the nuts.
  5. Scoop into the center of an ovenproof baking dish and form it into a 5-inch-diameter disc.
  6. Spoon the salsa over and around the cheese.
  7. Place in the oven and bake until heated through, 10 to 15 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle with the cilantro and set out to enjoy as a dip or a spread on crackers, chunks of bread or toasted croutons.

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