Raw Christmas Cheese Balls

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This raw appetizer makes a superb decoration for the Christmas table—merry and bright and oh-so festive…

Recipe Author: Beautiful On Raw

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Serves: 10

For 10 balls…


  • 1/2 cup cashews, soaked overnight
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts, soaked overnight
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp grated beetroot
  • 2 Tbsp minced chives
  • 1 cup baby arugula
  • Pomegranate seeds for decoration.


In a food processor, pulse nuts with lemon juice, garlic powder, and sea salt until sticky. Add water as needed. Form 10 small balls. Roll some in beets grated on a fine grater, some in minced chives. Lay a pillow made of baby arugula on a serving plate and lay out the balls on top in the shape of a Christmas tree. Decorate with pomegranate seeds and serve.

Ingredients: cashew, macadamia nuts, garlic powder, beetroot, Arugula

Recipe Type: Appetizer