Pine Nut & Feta Cheese Ball

Toasted pine nuts coat this herbed feta cheese ball. Make ahead and chill to allow the flavors of capers, oregano and fennel seed to mingle.

Photo by LRay W.
Adapted from bonappetit.com
Herbed feta cheeseball rolled in toasted nuts.

PREP TIME

5

minutes

TOTAL TIME

245

minutes

SERVINGS

8

servings

PREP TIME

5

minutes

TOTAL TIME

245

minutes

SERVINGS

8

servings

Adapted from bonappetit.com

Ingredients

  • 4

    ounces cream cheese, room temperature

  • 4

    ounces feta, crumbled, room temperature

  • 2

    tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 2

    tablespoons capers

  • 2

    tablespoons fresh oregano leaves

  • 2

    teaspoons fennel seeds, toasted

  • 1

    teaspoon lemon zest, finely grated

  • Kosher salt

  • 3/4

    cup pine nuts, toasted, chopped

  • Crackers, for serving

Directions

Process cream cheese, feta, and butter in a food processor until smooth. Pulse in capers, oregano, fennel seeds, and lemon zest. Season with salt. Scrape into a small plastic wrap–lined bowl. Gather up plastic around cheese, shaping into a ball. Chill until firm, 3 to 12 hours. Unwrap cheese ball and roll in pine nuts just before serving. Serve with crackers.

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