Peppadew peppers stuffed with goat cheese are one of my favorite super-fast, no-cook appetizers. I love to serve them to guests and introduce some of them to the sweet piquante peppers. But they're also the perfect indulgent and slightly exotic snack for a little party for one.
As far as I'm concerned, the sweet, crisp and slightly spicy South African peppers combined with tangy, creamy goat cheese form the perfect bite.
If I'm having a bad day, it's a great little pick-me-up. Or, if I'm watching my calories and planning a really healthy dinner, I can make myself one or two of these and have a little indulgent treat while I'm cooking without overdoing it. When I have an evening to myself at home, I might add a little baguette, a glass of wine and whatever else I have on hand for a nice dinner of little bites.
I'll admit, part of what makes this snack appealing to me is the fact that I can pick up the two ingredients at a great little gourmet food shop just steps from my apartment. So, it's always an accessible and reliable treat.
(Images: Joanna Miller)