These mini cheese balls with spices and herbs are great served on brunches or parties as an appetizer, along with some crunchy crackers, toasts or chips.
These mini cheese balls are a very simple appetizer recipe which I prepared for a party last year. It’s one of the very few cheese recipes you’ll be seeing on my blog.
A few days ago, I wanted to make some spaghetti with cheese. Costin asked me to try something else, that doesn’t have cheese in it. I was so amazed by his decision! He told me that he doesn’t want to eat cheese or other dairy products anymore., or at least, eat them just once a month or so.
I was very inspired by his decision, and even though I am crazy about cheese, I will follow him on his dairy-free journey, one step at a time. We still eat eggs, only from a 100% safe source (with happy, free hens) but not that often. We no longer eat eggs for breakfast. I only use them for veggie patties, casseroles or desserts, if needed.
Anyway, for those of you who are not vegan, here’s an easy, delicious mini cheese balls recipe. You and your friends will love this! It’s a great party appetizer and it’s easy to make. 🙂
Mini Cheese Balls with Spices
- about 400g ricotta cheese
- 200 g feta cheese
- 1 small onion chopped
- sea salt to taste
- 4 Tbsps chopped parsley + 1 Tbsp olive oil optional – for green coating
- spices: turmeric sweet paprika, caraway seeds, poppy seeds, oregano, sesame seeds etc.
- Put ricotta cheese in a large bowl. Add feta cheese, which was previously mashed with a fork.
- Using a hand mixer, or just your hands, blend the cheeses together.
- Shape the little cheese balls.
- Coat the cheese balls with spices and herbs.
- Serve them with crackers, salty biscuits or toasts.