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Herbed Cheese Ball
8 votes

Contributed by: RibbitAdded: Oct 25, 2007 at 01:17 AM


Delicious! Make a day ahead.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (4 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type B (1 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type O (2 beneficials)
  • Appetizer
  • 8 ounces cream cheese or Tofutti plain cream chees (c'mon--it's Thanksgiving--try it!)
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh snipped chives
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 2 teaspoon very finely chopped onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon each dried basil, sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 4 drops hot pepper sauce (if allowed)
  • pinch sea salt
  • 3 Tablespoons minced fresh parsley or cilantro
How to make it:
  1. Mix all except parsley or cilantro.
  2. Adjust seasonings as desired.
  3. Shape into ball.
  4. Chill at least one day.
  5. Remove an hour before serving.
  6. Roll in parsley or cilantro and serve with rice crackers or veggie sticks.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Onion (Red/Spanish/Yellow/Whit...1 ,2 B B N N N B B B
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Sage2 N N N N N N N N
Chives  N N N N N N N N
Thyme2 N N N N N N N N
Cilantro2 N B N N N N N N
Basil2 N N N N N N N B
Parsley2 B N B B B B B B
Sea Salt2 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Bean/Legume Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Tofu (Soy Cake)1 ,2 ,3 B N B N A A N A

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pepper (Cayenne/Red Flakes/Jal...- A A A A N N N N

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Cream Cheese- A A N N N N A A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 26, 2007 at 05:33 PM By: Lola