Monday, November 28, 2016
My Cheese Ball Recipe - Great for a Party or a Snack!
Here is a recipe to make up for any gathering - even if it is just a nice quiet family evening.
My Cheese Ball
For a while now I've been wanting to try making a cheese ball. I know it is simple and folks have been doing this appetizer for years but I kept balking at the Cream Cheese component most recipe ideas start out with. I LOVE cheese and I want real cheese and real nutrition density. Then I did some research and created this recipe last year.
Recipe can be doubled etc.
1/2 cup White Cheddar (Arizona Cheese Company makes a White Cheddar with garlic and black pepper-- available at local Farmers Markets)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
2 tablespoons of Greek Yogurt (enough to bind well)
3+ Tablespoons of finely diced red and green bell pepper
Sprinkle of paprika
Blend all with a spatula, then butter your hands and shape into a ball. Roll in nuts to cover well. Twist in plastic wrap, and chill. Bring out about 15 minutes before serving to allow to soften a bit for spreading.
Last year I served this as dessert with sweet potato chips, blackberries, grapes, some spiced nuts a friend gave us and a mix of chocolates and cookies. A take off on a dessert tray of cheese, fruit and nuts.
-- Catherine, The Herb Lady
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