Blue Cheese, Walnut & Red Onion Spread
"A full-flavored spread! Don't serve it on New Year's Eve because you won't be able to kiss your sweetie after indulging."
Categories: Spreads, Dairy, Cheese, Blue, Nuts/Seeds, Walnut, Vegetables, Appetizers, Onions, Budget-Friendly, Cooking For A Crowd, Christmas, Entertaining, New Years, Oven Bake, Vegetarian, Kosher Dairy more
Recipe: #25375 December 29, 2016
- Serving Size: 1 (77.3 g)
- Calories 259.6
- Total Fat - 16.9 g
- Saturated Fat - 2.8 g
- Cholesterol - 3.2 mg
- Sodium - 238.4 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 21.4 g
- Dietary Fiber - 1.8 g
- Sugars - 2.6 g
- Protein - 6.3 g
- Calcium - 164.8 mg
- Iron - 1.7 mg
- Vitamin C - 2.6 mg
- Thiamin - 0.2 mg
Preheat the oven to 350°F (180C - Gas Mark 4)
Spread the walnuts in a single layer on a baking sheet and toast until lightly brown - about 4 minutes - watch closely so that they do not scorch.
In a small saucepan over medium heat, gently warm the olive oil with the onion, walnuts, olives and garlic. DO NOT bring oil to a boil. Remove from the heat and cool for a moment.
Place the blue cheese in an attractive serving bowl (2 1/2 - 3 cups capacity).
Pour the warm oil mixture over the cheese and stir gently.
Add pepper to taste, then let the mixture cool to room temperature.
Serve with toasted baguette rounds and grapes.
Tips & Variations
- Can be made ahead and returned to room temperature for serving.