cream cheese ball with chives covered with nuts

Delicious dairy hors d'oeuvre

A subtler, gentler cheese ball. The whole family will enjoy this appetizer, opening their palettes for a larger meal.


  • 3 (8 oz.) packages soft cream cheese
  • 1 bell pepper (red), chopped
  • 3 chives (aka: shallots or green onions), minced
  • 1 (8 oz.) pineapple (fresh or canned) with juice
  • 1 tblspn. seasoning salt
  • 2 cups of walnuts, finely chopped



  • 1. Place the soft cream cheese in a medium size mixing bowl. Mix until the cream cheese is consistently soft. Mix in the red bell pepper, chives, seasoning salt, crushed pineapple and pineapple juice.
  • 2. Prepare another mixing bowl, lined with a clinging wrap made from plastic or similar material. Shape the mixed ingredients into a ball and put it on the plastic wrap. Cover the cheese ball in the bowl and place in the refrigerator until the ball has set, at least 2 hours or more.
  • 3. When it is time to eat, roll the cheese ball in the nuts, serve, and enjoy.

Bon Appetit!