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Chive and Walnut “Cheese” Bites

The VT staffers couldn’t get enough of these bite-size appetizers—and couldn’t believe they were made with tofu cream cheese. (Fresh chives mask the soy flavor.)…

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The VT staffers couldn’t get enough of these bite-size appetizers—and couldn’t believe they were made with tofu cream cheese. (Fresh chives mask the soy flavor.)

Servings
PIECE

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts, divided
  • 16 oz. tofu cream cheese
  • 1 cup finely chopped chives, (4 bunches), divided
  • 1/2 small shallot, minced (1 Tbs.)
  • 1/4 tsp. smoked paprika

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread walnuts on baking sheet, and bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until fragrant. Cool, and grind finely in food processor.
  2. Stir together cream cheese, 3 Tbs. chives, shallot, smoked paprika, and 3 Tbs. walnuts until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Scoop mixture into 2 tsp.-size balls. Roll half in remaining chopped chives and half in remaining walnuts. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size Makes 28 bites
  • Calories 88
  • Carbohydrate Content 2 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 8 g
  • Fiber Content 1 g
  • Protein Content 2 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 1 g
  • Sodium Content 98 mg
  • Sugar Content 0 g
  • Trans Fat Content 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat Content 0 g