• formatted by lisa crawford
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup finely minced onion
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 lbs cottage cheese
  • 1 cup ground almonds and walnuts
  • -combined
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • lots of black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dill
  • 2 tsp prepared mustard
  • 2 to 3ts fresh lime or lemon
  • -juice
  • 2 cup grated cheddar
  • for topping
  • 1 cup ricotta
  • a few walnuts halves, whole
  • -almonds and whole or
  • -chopped olives
  • radishes, cucumber slices
  • -and parsley sprigs


Prehaet oven to 325 °F. Grease a standard loaf pan with 2 tablespoons of the butter. Saute onions in the remaining butter until soft, about 4 minutes. Combine the cream cheese, cottage cheese, ground nuts, salt, pepper, dill, mustard, lime juice, and cheddar in a food processor until uniform. Spoon into the prepared pan and bake 1 hour. Allow to cool completely in pan then chill for at least several hours before turning onto a seving platter. To decorate, spread ricotta cheee all over as if frosting a cake. Place garnish over cake as desired. Serve with dark bread or crackers. Nutritional info per serving: 481 cal; 24g pro, 9g carb, 40g fat(73%), 2g fiber, 97mg chol, 731mg sodium

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