The Pioneer Woman Tasty Kitchen
Profile Photo

Date, Walnut & Blue Cheese Ball

0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep:

Cook:

Level: Easy

System:

8
x

Print Options

Page size Letter 3x5 4x6
Text Size Small Medium Large
Content Include description
Include prep time, etc.
Show image

Description

In this mix, dates add a touch of sweetness to balance the sharpness of blue cheese. Lemon zest brightens it up, and just a touch of fresh onion and garlic powder make a savory addition. The cheese is rolled in a mixture of fresh parsley and toasted walnuts, which add both a fresh bite as well as a nutty crunch. Just a heads-up, I’ve also made this with toasted pecans (instead of walnuts) and everyone enjoyed it that way too.

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces, weight Crumbled Blue Cheese (4 Ounces Is About 1 Cup)
  • 1 Tablespoon Nonfat Buttermilk
  • 8 ounces, weight 1/3 Less Fat Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 3 Tablespoons Minced Pitted Medjool Dates (3 Tablespoons Is 2 To 3 Dates)
  • 1 Tablespoon Minced Sweet Onion
  • ½ teaspoons Fresh Lemon Zest
  • ¼ teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • ¼ teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • ⅛ teaspoons Black Pepper
  • ¼ cups Minced Fresh Flat-leaf Parsley
  • 2-½ Tablespoons Finely Chopped Walnuts, Toasted

Preparation

Lightly spray the bowl of a food processor with cooking spray (to help prevent the dates from sticking). Combine all ingredients except the parsley and walnuts in the prepared food processor bowl. Process until combined (it doesn’t have to be completely smooth).

Line a small-medium bowl with plastic wrap. Pour the cheese mixture into the plastic wrap-lined bowl. Then wrap it in the plastic to form a ball. Refrigerate until chilled, overnight in the fridge or about 1 hour in the freezer.

Combine the parsley and walnuts in a shallow dish. Unwrap the cheese ball and gently roll it in the parsley/nut mixture, coating well. Set it on a serving tray. Serve immediately along with crackers or bread, or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Adapted slightly from Cooking Light.

No Comments

You must be logged in to post a comment.

No Reviews

You must be logged in to post a review.

Related Recipes

Peach Salsa
Profile Photo by Ree | The Pioneer Woman in Appetizers
The first peach salsa I ever had changed my life, and...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 6 Level: Easy


White Bean Dip
Profile Photo by Greg Radcliffe in Appetizers
This easy white bean dip is vegan and versatile. Add the...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 6 Level: Easy


Madras Curry Popcorn
Profile Photo by Le Petit Eats in Appetizers
The ultimate snack for movie night (or any night)!
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 4 Level: Easy


Avocado Pico de Gallo
Profile Photo by Derek Campanile @ Dad With A Pan in Appetizers
Like guacamole but better. A guac salsa that isn't smashed together....
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 4 Level: Easy


Brown Sugar Miso Fiddleheads
Profile Photo by Rachel Hanawalt in Appetizers, Sides, Special Dietary Needs
Brown Sugar Miso Fiddleheads are a sweet, savory, and delectable spring...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 3 Level: Easy