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Garlic and Herb Brazil Nut “Cheese”

Serving size: 8 servings


  • 1 1/3 cups Brazil nuts, raw
  • 4 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Soak nuts in a bowl covered with water. Refrigerate for a minimum of 6 hours, or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 300°F. Set aside a baking sheet coated with cooking spray
  3. Drain the water from the nuts and place nuts in a food processor with the lemon juice, garlic, salt and water. Blend for 8 minutes or until smooth.
  4. Line a medium bowl with a clean kitchen towel. Spoon mixture into the center of the towel. Bring the corners and side of the towel together and twist around mixture, forming a large ball. Squeeze out excess liquid.
  5. Combine parsley, rosemary, thyme and pepper in a bowl. Gently unwrap the cheese ball and coat with herbs.
  6. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes or until ball begins to crack. Transfer to a platter and drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Serve warm or at room temperature with vegetables, crackers or bread.

Nutrition per serving: 220 calories, 3 g carbohydrates, 22 g fat, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein, 290 mg sodium.

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