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Feta-Olive-Fresh Herb Cheese Ball

- Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller
Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

You can also shape the cheese mixture into a Yule log.

Hands-on time: 30 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes
Yields: Makes 10 servings

Ingredients

1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened

2 tablespoons butter, softened

1 teaspoon lemon zest

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Dash of hot sauce (such as Tabasco)

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled

1/4 cup green olives, pitted and finely chopped

1/4 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

2 tablespoons green onions, finely chopped

Cucumber slices

How to Make It

Beat cream cheese and next 6 ingredients at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer 2 to 3 minutes or until well combined.

Stir together crumbled feta cheese, chopped green olives, and cream cheese mixture until combined. Chill 5 minutes. Meanwhile, stir together chopped parsley and green onions. Shape into a ball, and roll in parsley mixture to coat. Serve with cucumber slices.

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