Last week I had my 1950's party and one of the things I made which people loved was this cheese ball
I looked up a bunch of recipes and just sort of mashed ideas together to make this. A lot of cheese balls had gherkins and things in them but my sister in law has allergies so this one doesn't have them.
250g cream cheese (I use Philadelphia)
3 Tablespoons mayonaise
3 Tablespoons crushed pineapple, drained
1/2 red onion very finely diced
1/4 green capsicum, very finely diced
1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1/3 cup crushed walnuts
Mix everything except the nuts together. It got kind of runny, so I ended up trying to form a ball with it, placing it in glad wrap and putting it in the fridge to firm up a little before I put the nuts on.
One it was kind of firm I pressed the crushed walnuts on and placed it on the plate. I served it with celery and carrot sticks plus gluten free crackers. It was surprisingly good! You could add more Tabasco sauce if you want it spicier, but I knew I liked things spicier than my guests, so only did it mild.