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Chive & Walnut “Cheese” Bites

Recipe courtesy of Vegetarian Times, www.VegetarianTimes.com

The VT staffers couldn’t get enough of these bite-size appetizers—and couldn’t believe they were made with tofu cream cheese. (Fresh chives mask the soy flavor.)

Makes 28 bites

Ingredients
1 ½ cups walnuts, divided
16 oz. tofu cream cheese
1 cup finely chopped chives, (4 bunches), divided
½ small shallot, minced (1 Tbs.)
¼ tsp. smoked paprika
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spread walnuts on baking sheet, and bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until fragrant.
  3. Cool, and grind finely in food processor.
  4. Stir together cream cheese, 3 Tbs. chives, shallot, smoked paprika, and 3 Tbs. walnuts until smooth.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Scoop mixture into 2 tsp.-size balls.
  7. Roll half in remaining chopped chives and half in remaining walnuts.
  8. Serve immediately.

Per piece:
Calories: 88
Protein: 2 g
Total Fat: 8.5 g
Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
Carbohydrates: 2 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 98 mg
Fiber: 1 g
Sugar: 0 g