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Almond Feta Cheese with Herb Oil Recipe

Looking for an easy Almond Feta Cheese with Herb Oil recipe? Learn how to make Almond Feta Cheese with Herb Oil using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by d_g_browngirl

Makes 6 servings



from Vegetarian Times, April 2009 taken from Tummy Treasures

Recipe Ingredients for Almond Feta Cheese with Herb Oil

1 cup almonds (whole blanched)
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 tbs olive oil
1/4 cup olive oil (do not combine with 3TBS)
1 clove garlic, peeled
1 1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tbs fresh thyme leaves
1 tbs fresh rosemary leaves

Recipe Directions for Almond Feta Cheese with Herb Oil

  1. Directions:

  2. Place almonds in a medium bowl. Cover with 3 inches of water. Let soak 24 hours. Drain soaking liquid, rinse almonds under cool running water, and drain again.

  3. Puree almonds, lemon juice, 3 TBS olive oil, garlic, salt and 1/2 cup cold water in a food processor 6 minutes, or until very smooth and creamy. (Scrape sides of bowl often.)

  4. Place large strainer over bowl, and line with a triple layer of cheesecloth. Spoon almond mixture into cheesecloth. Bring corners and sides together, and twist around cheese, forming into an orange-size ball and squeezing to help extract moisture. Secure with rubber band or kitchen twine. Chill 12 hours or overnight. Discard excess liquid.

  5. Preheat oven to 200F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Unwrap cheese (it will be soft), and transfer from cheesecloth to prepared baking sheet. Flatten to form 6-inch round about 3/4-inch thick. Bake 40 minutes, or until top is slightly firm. Cool, then chill. (Cheese can be made up to this point, 2 days ahead; keep refrigerated.)

  6. Combine remaining 1/4 cup oil, thyme, and rosemary in a small saucepan.

  7. Warm oil over medium-low heat 2 minutes, or until very hot, but not simmering.

  8. Cool to room temperature, Drizzle herb oil over cheese just before serving.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 44.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
237
Calories from Fat
213
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
23.7g
36%
Saturated Fat
2.8g
14%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
486mg
20%
Potassium
135mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
5.1g
2%
Dietary Fiber
2.4g
10%
Sugars
0.9g
Protein
3.5g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 6% Iron 8%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
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