Greek Cheese Balls

Bring a cheese ball down to size for a unique snack. These Mediterranean minis will be the talk of the buffet table.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 2 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 30

Ingredients

3/4
cup chopped walnuts
3
tablespoons chopped fresh oregano leaves
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1
package (4 oz) crumbled tomato-basil feta cheese (1 cup)
2
tablespoons mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/4
cup pitted kalamata olives
1/4
cup pimiento-stuffed green olives
1
bag (5 oz) baked no-trans-fat garlic pita chips
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In ungreased shallow pan, place walnuts. Bake 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 2 Finely chop 1/2 cup of the walnuts. Spread on sheet of waxed paper; mix with oregano.
  • 3 In food processor, place cream cheese, feta cheese and mayonnaise. Cover; process with on-and-off pulses 20 to 30 seconds or until well mixed. Add olives and remaining 1/4 cup walnuts. Process by pulsing 4 or 5 times until chopped and mixed. Cover and refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm enough to shape into balls.
  • 4 Using 1 teaspoon for each, shape cheese mixture into 60 balls. Roll in walnut-oregano mixture to cover. Place in tightly covered container. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm. Serve with pita chips.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    90
    (
    Calories from Fat
    60),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    7g
    7%
    (Saturated Fat
    2 1/2g,
    2 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    10mg
    10%;
    Sodium
    120mg
    120%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    4g
    4%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    2%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    0
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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