Nutty Cream Cheese Antipasto


  • 2, 8 oz packages of cream cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • ¼ cup kalamata olives, chopped
  • ⅛ cup Carrington Farms Holly Basil Seeds
  • 2 cups pistachios, chopped
  • Pretzel sticks

Optional: Prepare Carrington Farms Keto Bread Mix according to package instructions, slice and toast to accompany the cheese balls. 


  1. Add room temperature cream cheese to a bowl.
  2. Add all seasonings and mix together.
  3. Add olives and basil seeds and mix again.
  4. Use a small scoop to create cheese balls and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. 
  5. Chill in the fridge for 20-30 minutes until firm.
  6. Roll cheese balls in chopped pistachios.
  7. Top each cheese ball with a pretzel stick.
  8. Place cheese balls on a festive platter and serve with toast points made from Carrington Farms Keto Bread.