Pistachio & Smoked Paprika Vegan Cheese Ball Recipe

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Pistachio & Smoked Paprika Vegan Cheese Ball Recipe

These Pistachio and Smoked Paprika Vegan Cheese Balls look great, taste great and are fast to make! Served large or small they make a great party snack or side dish. Perfect for the holiday Season… dig in!

Pistachio & Smoked Paprika Vegan Cheese Balls
Servings Prep Time
1-10Balls 10minutes
Votes: 13
Rating: 4.23
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Vegan Cheese Ball Recipe
Servings Prep Time
1-10Balls 10minutes
Votes: 13
Rating: 4.23
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Vegan Cheese Ball Recipe
Servings: Balls Units:
  1. All you need for this recipe is a good food processor, a mixing spoon and a serving plate or platter.
  2. Place all Cheese ball mixture ingredients in the blender and pulse initially before blending into a smooth mixture - about 30 seconds. See video above this recipe for reference. When happy with the mixture consistency break off pieces of mixture and roll by hand into the desired size and set aside.
  3. Place the rolling mixture into separate shallow bowls - one with the paprika and one with the nuts. Now take your cheese balls and roll in your favorite coating until well covered, then place the balls on your serving plate. See notes below for more coating ideas.
Recipe Notes

Alternative coatings for your balls could be dried fruit pieces like apricot or cranberry. You could also use your favorite dried herbs or nuts.

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By |2015-12-23T19:21:33+10:00December 30th, 2015|Recipe, Videos|21 Comments

About the Author:

Anja Cass is a popular vegan cook with a passion for creating healthy plant based recipes that taste amazing! Having lost over 50 pounds, beating early onset heart disease and having more energy than when she was 20, she is motivated to share her new lifestyle with you. Enjoy her delicious recipes to get you, your family and your friends on the path to healthy living!


  1. Carol December 30, 2015 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    Yum! This looks delicious!!

    • Anja January 5, 2016 at 11:18 am - Reply

      Thank you 🙂

  2. Pat January 3, 2016 at 8:56 am - Reply

    Nutritional breakdown would have been great and I think that it’s a little surprising that you didn’t list it, given that you have struggled with your weight in the past…such a nuisance for me to have to figure it out myself by entering all of the ingredients on another website

    • Anja January 5, 2016 at 11:08 am - Reply

      I don’t include nutritional breakdowns or calories as I no longer count calories. Prior to eating a whole food plant based diet I would always get caught up with this and put on more and more weight. Now I keep it basic and eat plant based whole foods and have lost over 50 pounds and kept it off for over 3 years.

      • Carol January 5, 2016 at 3:03 pm - Reply

        I’m like you, Anja. I eat WFPB, lost and kept off my extra weight and don’t get caught up with food stats anymore. I love your recipes and fun videos…like to share them! 🙂

        • Anja January 5, 2016 at 4:18 pm - Reply

          I know so many people that started eating this way and no longer worry about calories etc No more weight issues, just every day healthy living on auto-pilot 🙂 Such a great way to be.

  3. Judy January 5, 2016 at 8:53 pm - Reply

    I agree, too much calorie counting etc is a nuisance and I have been doing vegan for about 4 months now and the weight is just falling off and I eat as much as I want to, it’s a new way of life for me and my husband, so healthy. Keep up the good work Anja, love it all.

    • Anja January 8, 2016 at 3:02 pm - Reply

      So true Judy 🙂 As soon as I started eating healthy vegan food I automatically lost weight and have now kept it off for 3 years 🙂 Welcome to the lifestyle x

  4. Judy Morris January 8, 2016 at 11:51 am - Reply

    I agree, counting calories etc is not much fun. I have lost weight on this vegan diet without trying to do so, it’s fantastic, I am trying to cut my medicine out and it’s working for cholesterol and diabetes, half way there and next blood test I should be able to cut it out altogether, that makes me feel great, the way to go. Thanks Anja, keep up the good work.

    • Anja January 8, 2016 at 3:06 pm - Reply

      Such fantastic news Judy! Keep up the lifestyle and you will reap the rewards. Here’s to a wonderful 2016 🙂 x

  5. Judy Morris January 9, 2016 at 9:55 am - Reply

    Thanks Anja, hope your year is great too. xx

    • Anja January 12, 2016 at 9:45 am - Reply


  6. Sue Daniels January 20, 2016 at 10:41 am - Reply

    Just wanted to say I think your recipes are great and have often shared some on my recipe page on face book. I have been a vegan for the past 18 yrs or so and still enjoy trying new recipes.I have just moved to NSW this year from the UK so I have new friends to impress with vegan cooking! I agree not to have to count calories etc being healthy is the most important thing and you know your own body and if you have put weight on or not. I am also 4th generation vegetarian.

    • Anja January 22, 2016 at 9:41 am - Reply

      Thanks for your amazing feedback and support 🙂

  7. Sadie February 28, 2016 at 1:57 am - Reply

    This recipe was so good! I’m the only vegan in my family and everybody loved it! They said it tasted very similar to their favorite dairy cheese! Thanks for the recipe Anja!

    • Anja March 3, 2016 at 1:13 pm - Reply

      That’s fabulous Sadie 🙂 So glad that everyone liked it x

  8. Kim November 2, 2016 at 11:38 pm - Reply

    You are an amazing cook!! Such an inspiration to me!!! Have you tried using white beans instead of the cashews?

    • Anja November 7, 2016 at 3:23 pm - Reply

      Thanks. No I have only made it with cashews as it holds everything together… I don’t think beans would do that.

  9. Sue July 27, 2017 at 6:17 am - Reply

    What cracker do you eat??

  10. Kathie Mott February 24, 2018 at 4:33 am - Reply

    My husband and son devoured these last night. skipped the crackers altogether. A big hit in this family. Working on getting them off dairy cheese. Thank your for these options. 🙂

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