Red Onion and Blue Cheese Spread
This is one of my favorite recipes that my mom gave me. It's super easy and great to bring to parties as an appetizer. I made it last night for a social event I was attending and it was a hit.
1/2 cup olive oil
1 cup chopped red onion
1 cup chopped toasted walnuts
1/2 to 3/4 cup chopped kalamata olives
2 garlic cloves minced
1 cup crumbled blue cheese
freshly ground pepper to taste
Red grapes for garnish
In a dry pan toast the walnuts, set aside. Put olive oil in a pan over medium heat and lightly the saute the red onions and garlic. Add olives and heat through. Stir in the walnuts. Put the blue cheese on a large platter or serving dish, pour the heated olive and onion mixture over the blue cheese. Gently stir to mix.
Pepper to taste and add red grapes to garnish.
*I also made another super easy appetizer which is what the basil in the first photo was for. I stuck mini mozzarella balls on a toothpick followed by a quarter slice of a cucumber, a basil leaf and a cherry tomato. I brushed them with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper and voila!