Pecan and Jalapeno Cheese Ball

  • Preparation 20 MIN
    Cooking 5 MIN
    Chilling 2 H


Cheese Ball



Cheese Ball

  1. In a food processor, purée the cheeses until smooth. Add the pepper and green onion, pulsing a few seconds at a time. Transfer the cheese mixture to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.


  1. In a small saucepan, heat about 1 inch (2.5 cm) of oil to approximately 350°F (180°C). Line a plate with paper towels. Set aside.
  2. Dredge the shallots in the flour and shake to remove any excess. Fry the shallots until crisp and lightly golden brown. Drain on the paper towels. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  3. Place the pecans on a plate. With your hands, shape the cheese mixture into a large ball and coat it with the pecans. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  4. Place the cheese ball in the centre of a small plate. Let rest at room temperature for 15 minutes. When ready to serve, garnish with pomegranate seeds, cilantro and fried shallots. Serve with crackers or toasted bread slices.


The shallots can be cooked 2 to 3 days in advance and kept at room temperature in an airtight container.

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Nutrition Facts

For 1/8 of the recipe

Content % Daily Value
Calories 215  
Total Fat 20 g  
Saturated Fat 10 g  
Sodium (salt) 265 mg  
Carbohydrates 4 g  
Fibre 1 g  
Protein 8 g