Chive and Walnut "Cheese" Bites


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.)

  • 28Servings


  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts, divided
  • 16 oz. tofu cream cheese
  • 1 cup finely chopped chives, (4 bunches), divided
  • 1/2 small shallot, minced (1 Tbs.)
  • 1/4 tsp. smoked paprika


Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread walnuts on baking sheet, and bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until fragrant. Cool, and grind finely in food processor.

Stir together cream cheese, 3 Tbs. chives, shallot, smoked paprika, and 3 Tbs. walnuts until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Scoop mixture into 2 tsp.-size balls. Roll half in remaining chopped chives and half in remaining walnuts. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 88
  • Carbohydrate Content: 2 g
  • Fat Content: 8.5 g
  • Fiber Content: 1 g
  • Protein Content: 2 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1.5 g
  • Sodium Content: 98 mg