Herbed Goat Cheese Ball

Serve crackers with this herbed goat cheese ball - an easy and flavorful appetizer.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 20

Ingredients

1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
8
oz chèvre (goat) cheese, crumbled (2 cups)
1/4
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2
tablespoons lemon juice
1
medium green onion, chopped (1 tablespoon)
3
teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
2
teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves
2
teaspoons chopped fresh oregano leaves
1/4
cup chopped walnuts, toasted

  • 1 In medium bowl, mix cream cheese, goat cheese, pepper, lemon juice, onion, 1 1/2 teaspoons of the parsley and 1 teaspoon each of the rosemary and oregano. Refrigerate 10 minutes. Working quickly, shape mixture into a ball.
  • 2 In glass pie plate or shallow dish, mix walnuts and remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons parsley and 1 teaspoon each rosemary and oregano. Roll cheese ball in mixture to coat. Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Serve with crackers.

Expert Tips

Toasting the nuts brings out their flavor. To toast walnuts, sprinkle in ungreased heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until nuts begin to brown, then stirring constantly until nuts are light brown.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
113
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
),
Sodium
119mg
119%;
Total Carbohydrate
1g
1%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.