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plant-based goat cheese and grape pops

by Jackie Newgent  |  August 14, 2022  |  1 Comment

plant-based goat cheese and grape pops on long appetizers platterIf you’re a fan of fun food like I am, you’ll want to serve up a platter of these plant-based goat cheese and grape pops … soon. And if you want something a bit more elevated, simply serve these without the picks and call them “truffles.” Either way you enjoy them, they’re delightful!

plant-based goat cheese and grape pops -- holding an herb coated one by spoonI developed this party-worthy, yet extra-simple recipe to serve two … for an anytime snack or app. But it can easily be doubled, tripled, or more for large soirees!

Dairy-free goat cheese for plant-based goat cheese and grape pops recipe

Gather the ingredients

You’ll need a soft plant-based goat cheese or other soft treenut cheese. Choose your favorite brand (I used Treeline Dairy-Free Goat Cheese) – or make your own. Just be sure it’s similar to the texture of classic goat cheese.

plate of 6 grapes

Then grab a small bunch of seedless grapes. Any color! And then prep your coating or coatings.

plate of plant-based goat cheese and grape pops -- holding one of them

Prep your favorite coatings

The best coatings for these plant-based goat cheese and grape pops will be fresh herbs, seeds, or nuts. Here, I chose fresh basil, fresh mint, black sesame seeds, hemp seeds, pistachios, and a mixture of chopped basil and walnuts. But you can absolutely keep it simple and just pick one. And if you choose herbs or nuts, chop them well.

plate of plant-based goat cheese coated grapes for plant-based goat cheese and grape pops recipe

Make the pops (or truffles)

One by one, form the plant-based goat cheese around each grape using your (clean!) hands. Then freeze for 5 minutes to slightly firm up. Next, season with freshly ground black pepper. Roll each “cheese” ball in the coating of choice. Add a pinch of sea salt, if desired. Then insert bamboo picks and enjoy as pops. Or skip the picks and serve as truffles. That’s it! Fun stuff!

leftover chopped walnuts and basil for plant-based goat cheese and grape pops recipe

Prevent waste

Oh … one more thing! There’s a good chance you’ll have extra chopped herbs, nuts or seeds from prep. I like to whirl them into a plant-based pesto with the addition of olive oil and garlic. You can just sprinkle them onto salads or pastas, too.

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plant-based goat cheese and grape pops on long appetizers platter

plant-based goat cheese and grape pops

If you’re a fan of fun food like I am, you’ll want to serve up a platter of these plant-based goat cheese and grape pops … soon. And if you want something a bit more elevated, simply serve these without the picks and call them “truffles.” Either way you enjoy them, they’re delightful!

  • Yield: 2 servings 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 6 large seedless grapes, any color
  • 3 ounces plain plant-based goat or other soft treenut cheese, such as Treeline dairy-free goat cheese
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup coating(s) of choice, such as chopped fresh herbs, chopped nuts, or seeds
  • Sea salt, to taste (optional)
  • 6 appetizer-sized bamboo picks

Instructions

  1. Wash and fully dry the grapes. One by one, form the plant-based goat cheese around each grape using your (clean!) hands. Then freeze for 5 minutes to slightly firm up.
  2. Season with freshly ground black pepper, to taste. Roll each “cheese” ball in the herbs, nut and/or seed coating of choice. Add a pinch of sea salt, if desired.
  3. Insert bamboo picks and enjoy as pops. Or skip the picks and serve as truffles. Keep cool until ready to serve.
@jackienewgent

plant-based goat cheese & grape pops | If you’re a fan of fun food like I am, you’ll want to serve up a platter of these plant-based goat cheese & grape pops … soon. Just grapes enveloped in vegan goat cheese & coated in seeds, nuts &/or herbs. The result: Simple + party-worthy + mmm! Recipe link on Whisk – or go to jackienewgent.com! pplantbasedhacksccookinghacksvveganhackshhowtoggrapespplantbasedrecipeppartyfoodpplantbasedappsvveganappspplantbasedcheesegirlswhogrub

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  • Author: Jackie Newgent
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: International, Mediterranean
  • Diet: Vegan

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 3 pops (or truffles)
  • Calories: 190
  • Sugar: 3g includes 0g added sugars
  • Sodium: 180mg
  • Fat: 20g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: plant-based appetizer, plant-based app, plant-based hors d'oeuvres, plant-based snack, grapes, plant-based goat cheese, party app

Looking for other fun recipes on picks, sticks or skewers? Try my potato salad skewers with herbal pesto topping (recipe HERE), roasted butternut squash skewers (recipe HERE), s’mores style plant-based caprese (recipe HERE), and strawberry-walnut lollipops (recipe HERE).Inside of a plant-based goat cheese and grape pop

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