Appetizers

Goat Cheese Pistachio and Walnut Ball

If you never had goat cheese spread on a 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. This is a simple and easy way to make a cheese ball that is rolled in crushed pistachios and walnuts for a elegant way to present an appetizer.

I used plain goat cheese with a small amount of cream cheese. Added some herbs, and worked it into a ball. Then rolled it into the crushed mix of nuts and chill for about 2 hours.  If you don’t want to use nuts, roll into a mixture of fresh chopped herbs. Either way, it’s delicious to serve with drinks 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

In a small mixing ball, 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.  Roll the ball into the pistachio and walnuts.

Refrigerate 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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