Greek Cheese Balls

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 2 hr 20 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 30
Greek Cheese Balls

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

Steps

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  • 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.

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Tips

Expert Tips

  • When time is short, make one large cheese ball or log instead of individual balls.
  • Instead of walnuts, try pecans. Toast as directed in step 1.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
90
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
13%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
4%
Sodium
120mg
5%
Potassium
30mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
4g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
2%
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 Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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