Spicy Goat Cheese Olive Balls

Spicy Goat Cheese Olive Balls

Spicy Goat Cheese Olive BallsSpicy Goat Cheese Olive Balls
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Published on May 25, 2008

Spicy, creamy and tangy goat cheese balls rolled with Kalamata olives, rosemary, chili flakes and crushed peppercorns — an easy to make and delicious appetizer

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  • 9 oz (250 g) soft goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped Kalamata olives
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried red chili flakes
  • 1 teaspooon very finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons crushed mixed peppercorns (black, white, green, pink) for coating
  • In a small bowl, mash together the goat cheese, olives, red chili flakes, rosemary, salt and black pepper.

  • Roll into 1-inch balls. Sprinkle with little of the crushed peppercorns, rolling the ball around on the palm of your hand to coat. Chill for 30 minutes.

  • Serve with thin crackers or on their own.

Makes 16 to 20 1-inch balls

Spicy Goat Cheese Olive Balls


test it comm said...

These goat cheese balls sound really good! Great idea!

Peter M said...

Now wouldn't these be a "ball" to serve at a party! lol

Anonymous said...

At first glance I thought these were truffles! They look lovely, and bet they taste great, too :)

Mansi said...

Lisa, these look fabulous! so simple and yet so flavorful:) thanks so much for sending it to MM:)

Arundathi said...

these look so delightful - and so easy!

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

I would immediately think of goat cheese as well Lisa.

Neen said...

How fun, they look like chocolate truffles but the flavor profile is completely different! I'm sold. Where did you get the idea?

Lisa Turner said...

Thanks for dropping by Neen. I'm not sure exactly how I came up with the idea. I was just thinking goat cheese balls, did a few quick searches and then I thought, I must add olives.

Anonymous said...

What a great and simple idea. This is such a fun little twist on the ordinary goat cheese and cracker appetizer. They look great.

Laura Paterson said...

what I great, simple idea - perfect for a party or a bbq side!

Shubha Ravikoti said...

These are amazing appetisers...:) Another yumm yumm recipe by lisa... u rock..