Appetizers

Goat Cheese Pistachio and Walnut Ball

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Goat Cheese Pistachio and Walnut Ball – is a quick and easy cheese ball made with a mixture of 2 soft cheeses and fresh thyme, then rolled in to a mixture of nuts to make an elegant and tasty appetizer in no time! If you never had goat cheese spread on toasted bread, I highly recommend you try it. When entertaining, you don’t always need a cheese board with an assortment of cheeses that don’t get consumed and then spoil after your party.

At least that what happens with us.

Just serving one kind of cheese is enough for everyone to nosh on with crackers or warm toasted slices of bread.  Don’t you think?  Then why not serve a homemade cheese ball to wow your guests? Here is a simple and easy way to make a cheese ball and one that is rolled in a mixture of crushed pistachios and walnuts for a elegant look to present as an appetizer.

Grab 2 sheets of wax paper, one to work on (for easy clean up) and the other to wrap the ball in.  Then to make the cheese ball, I used plain goat cheese and mixed it with a small amount of cream cheese, and simply added in some fresh chopped thyme.  With a large wooden spoon, worked it into a ball and then with your hands.  Next, roll the cheese ball in to the crushed mixture of nuts and wrap it in wax paper or clear wrap and chilled it for at least 1 to 2 hours.

You can also roll the cheese ball into a mixture of fresh or even dried herbs instead of nuts. Either way, it’s delicious to serve with drinks as an appetizer before dinner.

Enjoy!

Goat Cheese Pistachio and Walnut Ball

  • 8 ounces plain goat cheese
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tsp. fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1/3 cup pistachios -chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. walnuts – chopped
  • wax paper, to work on

In a small mixing bowl, blend cheeses with fresh thyme using a fork, blend until well combined.

Place the chopped nuts onto a sheet of wax paper. Form a ball with your hands (it will be sticky). Then roll the ball into the mixture of chopped pistachio and walnuts.

Refrigerate at least 1 hour.  Place onto a plate or cheese board. Serve with some crackers or sliced toasted baguette.

 

Yields: 2 cups

 

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4 Comments

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    Mary
    March 28, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    This really sounds delicious and a bit unusual. That makes it interesting. I am new to your blog, so I took some time to browse through your earlier recipes. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

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      annaliz
      March 29, 2012 at 12:41 am

      Thank you Mary for stopping by! Please do come back …..:) Anna

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    Kitchen Belleicious
    March 28, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    oh that looks delicious- perfect for spring parties!

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    The Harried Cook
    March 29, 2012 at 3:15 am

    I love this… Perfect party food! Thanks for sharing! I am making crackers this week, and this would be a lovely accompaniment!

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