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Savory Feta Cheese Log with Toasted Walnuts and Olives

1 8oz package feta cheese, crumbled
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1 small garlic clove, minced
2 Tbls extra virgin olive oil
½ cup chopped ripe olives
2 Tbls sliced green onions
½ cup chopped walnuts
⅓ cup chopped parsley

Mix feta cheese, cream cheese, garlic, and oil with electric mixer on medium speed until blended. Add olives and onions and mix well. Shape feta cheese mixture into a 10" log, wrap in plastic and chill in refrigerator while toasting walnuts. Toast walnuts in a large non-stick skillet on medium-high heat 5 minutes stirring constantly; cool. Remove feta log from refrigerator, roll in parsley and walnuts. Wrap in plastic, refrigerate.

To serve, remove plastic wrap and serve with assorted crackers.

Prep time: 15 minutes plus refrigeration
Cooking time: 5 minutes

For the holidays, consider adding ¼ cup well drained diced sun-dried tomatoes to the cheese mixture.

This recipe can be found in Splendor in the Bluegrass, by the Junior League of Louisville. Recipe copyright © 2000 by the Junior League of Louisville. All rights reserved. All proceeds from the sale of Splendor in the Bluegrass benefit the community through the charitable activities of the Junior League of Louisville. Recipe ID #453_SFCL