Why are cheese and grapes such an enduring, satisfying snack? The answer is in the play of opposites — the smooth, savoury cheese alongside the sweet, crisp fruit. And just in case it’s too “same-old” for you, I used goat cheese to up the flavor even more. Personally, I love goat cheese in just about everything — snacks, sandwiches, and even as a topping for chili (more on that in a future post). Be on the lookout for cheeses that have a reduced amount of fat but still have great flavor. For this snack I found a yummy goat cheese with 21% milk fat, then rolled it in good-for-your-health crushed walnuts. Delicious! I patted myself on the back for coming up with this one, then took it to work the very next day.
Recipe: Walnut-Crusted Cheese and Grapesprint
- walnut or walnut pieces to equal about 1 Tbsp
- 1 ounce of good-quality goat cheese (I used a reduced-fat 21% MF)
- 10 grapes
- Place the walnuts in a small plastic sandwich bag. Using a rolling pin or meat tenderizer, crush the walnuts into small pieces (see the photo).
- Cut the goat cheese into a 1 ounce round, then put in the plastic bag with the crushed walnuts. Lightly press the walnut pieces into the cheese on all sides.
- Serve the walnut-cheese with the grapes alongside.
This recipe makes 1 servings.
Nutrition for one serving is as follows:
The photograph shows a 6 inch dish.
8 g (Sat 2.5)
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