Cherry-Hazelnut Goat Cheese Balls
Chef's Tip: No tarragon? No problem. Fresh basil would be a nice substitute.
Servings and Ingredients
|1 (4 oz) log soft fresh goat cheese|
|⅔ c. Hy-Vee dried cherries, finely chopped|
|¼ c. hazelnuts, toasted and chopped*|
|2 tsp. finely chopped tarragon|
|Crackers, for serving|
|Fresh tarragon sprigs, for garnish|
- Cut goat cheese into 8 portions; shape each portion into a 1-inch ball. Set aside.
- Combine cherries, hazelnuts and chopped tarragon. Roll cheese balls in cherry mixture to coat completely.
- Arrange on a platter. Serve with crackers. If desired, garnish with tarragon sprigs.
- *Note: Hazelnuts have a papery skin that is typically removed. Toast whole nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet at 350 degrees for 5 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. To remove the skins, rub warm nuts in a dry dish towel until skins come loose.
110 Calories per serving
Amounts Per Serving
- Total Fat: 6g
- Cholesterol: 5mg
- Sodium: 65mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 11g
- Protein: 4g
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 0%
Wine and Cheese Entertaining Guide 2015.