This warm dip is easy to make and is almost as good cold as it is warm. I like to serve it with cherry tomatoes, raw zucchini wedges and bread sticks or soft pretzels for dippers.
1 cup sour cream (you can use light but don't let it get too hot or it might curdle. Full fat is the least likely to curdle if warmed)
4 ounces of plain soft goat cheese, at room temperature
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp coarse black pepper
1 tbsp grated lemon zest (about what you get from one small lemon)
8-10 medium-sized basil leaves, roughly chopped or torn with your fingers.
Measure the sour cream into a small saucepan. Squidge the goat cheese into the saucepan. Sprinkle in the salt and pepper. Mash it all together using a fork.
Put the saucepan over low heat and stir constantly while everything gets melty together. Once it's nice and warm, about 5-7 minutes, stir in the lemon zest. Transfer the warm dip to a serving bowl. Sprinkle with the basil leaves.
Recipe by Cook the Story at http://www.cookthestory.com/2013/02/05/warm-goat-cheese-dip-romantic-dinner/