Dates and Grapes Covered With Cheese (Cheese Balls)

This is a simple snack for the evening, of course if you like cheese... You can use any cheese of your liking.

Ingredients:

Olive Oil – ¼ tsp Seedless grapes Ground black pepper Medjool dates, pitted Goat cheese – 2 ounces Salted pistachios, roasted and chopped – 2 ounces Method:
  • Pour olive oil onto a plate. Add grapes and roll to coat.
  • Grind pepper onto grapes.
  • Slice open dates, flatten between hands and set aside.
  • Divide goat cheese into 4 pieces. Place each piece in your hand and flatten with the heel of your hand.
  • To assemble, place each grape on a flattened date and set in the center of the flattened goat cheese.
  • Form the cheese around the date-grape, covering completely.
  • Roll in chopped pistachios

This is my contribution to the Click Event -Cheese/Tofu hosted by BEE & JAI of Jugalbandhi.

I would like to thank Vidhas, Trupti for passing on the "Super - Duper Chef " award. I am very humbled to receive it.

I would also like to thank Archy for including me in her "Circle of Friends". Thank you Archy..Very glad to be one of your friend. Cute award..

PS: You can use any cheese of your choice. I had Goat cheese, so used that..It is little bland for this..You can use any shape cheese with little spice in it.

You can use any filling inside the cheese.

You can also use any nuts like walnut, pecans, peanuts etc..Instead of nuts you can also roll on fresh herbs of your choice.

You can also make savory cheese balls.

33 comments:

Madhu said...

Very creative, looks good, very rich and delicious snack love to have them.
Nice entry for the click.

Maya said...

Wow, never heard or tasted this before Ashwini..Looks awesome and great Click! Congrats and enjoy all ur awards!

Deepa Hari said...

Nice click....Looks delicious...recipe sounds new and different...would love to try it.

Nithya Praveen said...

Wow this is neat...an innovative recipe,kiddies will love it....wonderful recipe:)

srikars kitchen said...

looks delicious.. nice click..

Sia said...

cheese with grapes is an ultimate combo and ur click is simply gorgeous.

vidhas said...

Great click, very creative and very new to me. Feel like tasting right now HMmm...

Asha said...

WOW! Those are work of art, looks so delicious, great entry! :))

LG said...

I agree with Ashakka, such a neat work of art! I would have popped in and would not have given a second thought!

Smitha said...

Wow such an elaborate and lovely snack? Your family is so lucky... I wish I had you for my neighbor ;)

Paru ... said...

Very creative,,Looks great Ashwini. Awesome combo..

Preety said...

nice and unique idea for making snack..i love cheese so perfect for me:)

Vibaas said...

they look so cute. nice entry for the click event. congrats on your awards!

sowmya said...

interesting..looks cute..

Ashwini said...

Thank You all for taking time and leaving your wonderful comments..

DEESHA said...

wow, what a delicious looking dish

Priya said...

Very creative n awesome click..

Malar Gandhi said...

Wooo, makes me drool. What a great idea, master piece, superb!

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

Looks cute.! nice click..looks super yummy!

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice click..lovely recipe

SriLekha said...

looks very nice!

n33ma said...

This is a very clever dish!looks great too.

Uma said...

lovely rolls Ashwini! They look so cute and yummy.

Madhuram said...

That's a very unusual, but interesting recipe Ashwini. Nice click too.

AnuSriram said...

Thats very innovative.. Looks lovely! Congrats on ur award!

Archy said...

Very creative.. nice cheese balls with grapes an dates !!

Usha said...

Very innovative idea, looks really cute and yum. Congrats on your awards !

Swapna Pravin said...

Nice click ! looks delicious & sounds interesting

Mishmash ! said...

thats quite an interesting recipe....sure to be a crowd pleaser...:)

Yasmeen said...

Sweet and salty,sounds like a super tasty treat:)

sandhya said...

That's yummy!!

Roopa said...

Thats a very creative snack ! Wow , dates and grapes and cheese, mmm I am thinking they must make a cool combo :) Very nice pics, love such innovative ideas .

Rina said...

This is one other treat...can't go wrong with dates and cheese in it...