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Categories: Appetizers, Sauces and condiments, Vegetarian

Gorgonzola and goat cheese spread with chives, parsley and toasted walnuts

Gorgonzola and goat cheese spread with chives, parsley and toasted walnuts
Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

If your holiday entertaining plans this year center on getting together at home, simple finger foods are the answer. Here are three recipes that are my seasonal favorites; they take simple cocktail foods beyond a wedge of cheese and bowls ... Read more

Total time: 15 minutes. | Serves 8 to 10
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 3 ounces Gorgonzola cheese (about 3/4 cup crumbled)
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 5 ounces soft goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley
  • Crackers, toasts, celery sticks, endive leaves, thick apple or pear slices, for serving

Step 1Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Spread the walnuts on a baking sheet and bake until lightly toasted, about 7 minutes. Set aside.

Step 2Combine the shallot, chives, Gorgonzola, cream cheese and goat cheese in a bowl. (This can be done a few days ahead and refrigerated.)

Step 3To serve, transfer the mixture to a shallow 2-cup capacity bowl; sprinkle with the walnuts and parsley. Serve with crackers, toasts, celery sticks, endive leaves, wedges of apples or pears (quickly dipped in water and lemon juice to keep them from turning brown).

Each of 10 servings:
151 calories; 217 mg sodium; 27 mg cholesterol; 14 grams fat; 7 grams saturated fat; 2 grams carbohydrates; 6 grams protein; 0.43 gram fiber.
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