*FRESH HERBS ARE KEY HERE–the bright green color not only looks really nice but the herbs also brighten the flavor of the feta and lemon. Don’t worry too much about which herbs you use; choose a mixture of whatever green herbs you can find, or use all parsley–you can always find fresh parsley.
- 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 2 cups chopped mixed fresh green herbs such as dill, mint and/or parsley
- 4 ounces feta cheese
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 2 pretzel sticks, 1 dark raisin and 1 small piece red bell pepper, for decorating
*Excerpted from GREAT BALLS OF CHEESE, (c) 2013 by Michelle Buffardi. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.