The Honey Pot: Honey Roasted Tomato and Goat Cheese Dip


This week Haley (@o_4forksake) has served up a flavorful and simple dip that can be created using ingredients that are easily found at your local farmer's market! The blend of goat cheese, fresh herbs and sweet plum tomatoes combine to make an appetizer that is guaranteed to be a hit. Give this recipe a try, you won't be disappointed! Don't forget to let us know how you liked it by tagging us (@kinghavenfarms) and Haley (@o_4forksake) or by leaving us a comment below. We hope you enjoy!

First up: you need these things for this recipe – so go to your fridge/pantry and grab:

Package of plum tomatoes, fresh oregano, chili flakes, garlic plus seasoning, fresh garlic, fresh basil, Kinghaven Farms Premium Raw Honey, balsamic vinegar, log of goat’s cheese, bag of garlic crostini, olive oil

Remove tomatoes from container, rip from vine and wash

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Slice tomatoes in half ad place on a tin foil lined baking sheet

Drizzle with:

3 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

2 tbsp Premium Raw Honey

2 tsp garlic plus seasoning

A few shakes chili flakes

Salt and pepper

Roast for 30 minutes

Once done (leave oven on – we still need it), combine the roasted tomatoes in a blender along with:

1 garlic clove, smashed

2 more tbsp honey

1 cup fresh oregano

3 basil leaves

Blend until smooth

Divide mixture evenly into small, oven safe ramekins

Slice thin rounds of goat’s cheese from the log and place on top of the tomato sauce

Bake until goat’s cheese starts to brown, about 10 minutes

Once removed from oven – drizzle each ramekin with another tsp honey and dash of chili flakes

Garnish with a basil leaf, and serve with garlic crostini

Haley Do’s:

  • Feel free to pre-make the tomato sauce up to two days ahead if planning for a party and short for time. 
  • This sauce can also be made and frozen if you are a super-organized human and really into planning ahead.

Haley Don’ts:

  • If you have just a bit more sauce than needed don’t throw it out! Repurpose it in another meal altogether – this is delicious served over pasta or on a chicken parmesan.
  • Don’t stress over making your own crostini! If you aren’t up to it – the store bought bag of garlic crostini works perfectly! They are also great on hand for when you run out of croutons and need something in a pinch – all about the life hacks people!
Haley Regan is a Hamilton, Ontario based, fifteen-year veteran of the hospitality and wine industry who has worked every position from hostess to owner & operator.  What started as a means of survival in university has blossomed into what borders on an obsession with food. A self-described dinner party Jedi, Haley shines a much needed light on affordability, local product, and being able to plate a dish like a Michelin star chef with everyday household items. Her approach is no-nonsense and her recipes can be proudly served at your next soiree and easily executed from a bachelor apartment kitchen. She also enjoys wine. A lot.
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