Cucumber, Pomegranate and Goat Cheese Appetizers
25 mins (prep 25)
7 ingredients
4-6 servings
These are adapted from "TANGY TART HOT & SWEET", by Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi. There, they were called an open-faced tea sandwich, but I'd consider them more like "toasts". They have a nice crunch, and the green, red, and white are great for the holidays. According to my produce book, pomegranates are in season November & December, although I've seen nice pomegranates (at my local Trader Joe's) in February. I've found an easy, mess-free way to seed a pomegranate, which I'll include at the end of the recipe below. I'm not a big fan of the flavor of goat cheese, and prefer to cut it by using equal portions of goat and cream cheese. But these also taste great using just cream cheese.

Categories:  holiday , served-cold , <-30-mins , seasonal , winter , lunch~snacks , presentation , fall , healthy , appetizer , time-to-make ,
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  • 10 slices white bread (square toasted or grilled on both sides or 7-8 slices regular pan-sized bread)
  • 1/4 teaspoon olive oil (optional)
  • 2 ounces goat cheese, softened
  • 1 -1 1/2 teaspoon fresh dill
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds, fresh (instructions to follow)
  • 1/2-1 any slender cucumber, cut into about forty 1/8-inch slices


Serving Size (44.31 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 91.34 Calories from Fat 51.3
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.7g 35.07%
Saturated Fat 3.57g 71.33%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 14.88mg 19.84%
Sodium 60.85mg 10.14%
Total Carbohydrate 5.84g 7.78%
Dietary Fiber 1.18 g 18.93%
Sugars 4.35 g %
Protein 4.82g 38.56%
Vitamin A 247.35IU% Vitamin C 3.02mg%
Calcium 129.83mg% Iron 0.36mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fresh dill