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Savory Mediterranean Fat Bombs

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These fat bombs may look like coconut truffles but they are savoury! These bite-sized cheese fat bombs are packed with flavour from sun-dried tomatoes, herbs and olives, all rolled in parmesan cheese.

Adding freshly chopped herbs, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic and olives gives them a strong Mediterranean kick - you won't even know these are fat bombs! :-) Why use fat bombs? Have a look at my post here.

Hands-on Overall

Serving size 1 piece

Allergy information for Savory Mediterranean Fat Bombs

✔  Gluten free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free
Pescatarian
Vegetarian

Nutritional values (per serving, 1 piece)

Net carbs1.7 grams
Protein3.7 grams
Fat17.1 grams
Calories164 kcal
Calories from carbs 4%, protein 8%, fat 88%
Total carbs2 gramsFiber0.4 gramsSugars0.7 gramsSaturated fat10.3 gramsSodium280 mg(12% RDA)Magnesium9 mg(2% RDA)Potassium96 mg(5% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 5 fat bombs)

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, full-fat (100 g/ 3.5 oz)
  • 1/4 cup butter or ghee, softened at room temperature (55 g/ 2 oz)
  • 2-3 tbsp freshly chopped herbs (basil, thyme and oregano) or 2 tsp dried herbs
  • 4 pieces sun-dried tomatoes, drained (12 g/ 0.4 oz)
  • 4 olives, pitted, kalamata or other type (12 g/ 0.4 oz)
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt or to taste
  • 5 tbsp grated parmesan cheese or other Italian hard cheese (25 g/ 0.9 oz)

Instructions

  1. Cut the butter into small pieces and place in a bowl with the cream cheese. Leave it on a kitchen counter for 20-30 minutes to soften. Mash with a fork and mix until well combined. Add the chopped sun-dried tomatoes and chopped kalamata olives. Savory Mediterranean Fat Bombs
  2. Add freshly chopped herbs (or dried), crushed garlic and season with salt and pepper. Mix well and place in the fridge for 20-30 minutes to solidify. Savory Mediterranean Fat Bombs
  3. Remove the cheese mixture from the fridge and start creating 5 balls. You can use a spoon or an ice-cream scooper. Roll each ball in the grated parmesan cheese and place on a plate. Eat immediately or store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week. Savory Mediterranean Fat Bombs
  4. Enjoy! Savory Mediterranean Fat Bombs

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1 piece)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Cream cheese, soft (full-fat)
0.6 g1.4 g5.6 g49 kcal
Butter, unsalted, grass-fed
0 g0.1 g9.2 g81 kcal
Basil, fresh
0 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Sun-dried tomatoes (in oil, drained)
0.4 g0.1 g0.3 g5 kcal
Kalamata olives
0 g0 g0.6 g6 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.4 g0.1 g0 g2 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Salt, pink Himalayan rock salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Parmesan cheese
0.2 g1.8 g1.3 g20 kcal
Total per serving, 1 piece
1.7 g3.7 g17.1 g164 kcal

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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (18)

why not feta cheese ?

My Greek partner would ask the same question! You can add feta (or use in place of part of the cream cheese) if you like 😊

Delicious!! At first I found the amount of butter to be overpowering but I quickly got used to it 😉 In addition to eating these on their own, I also plopped some on top of my salmon dinner and it melted into a delicious sauce. And then I added it to asparagus and yum. And then I made a loaf of keto bread just so I can use it as a spread...
I clearly love this recipe. Thanks for coming up with something so wonderful!

I love that idea, almost like a cross between compound butter and cream cheese dip 😊

How many fat bombs would you use per day when trying to lose weight?

Hi Hillary, that depends on how you use them. They are high in fat and can easily add up and exceed your energy requirements. They can help with weight loss if you use them in moderation as a quick source of energy, e.g. when you don't have time to cook. Do not use fat bombs only to increase your fat intake if your goal is to lose weight.

These are tastey! Do you know the calories? Although I understand keto diet focuses on net carbs, fat and protein, my APP I use to track my food and exercise requires a calorie measurement. Please and Thanks!

Hello Debbie, calories are listed as "kcal". I hope this helps!

Is it 2 tsp of each individual herb, or is it 2 tsp total herbs?

Hi Kasey, it refers to total amount.

I love the savory fat bombs. I've  made several batches now of the Savory Salmon Fat Bombs. Love them.

Thank you Mary, glad you like them! 😊

i think rolling these in crushed pecans or other nuts would be awesome too! Going to be making these ASAP. Thanks for sharing. Jewel

Oh yes! I actually made another batch with blue cheese & crushed walnuts 😉

I love my sweet fat bombs but this was a great change of pace. Going into the rotation! Thanks!

Thank you Amy, hope you like these! 😊

Can't think of anything else than coconut, love it! 😊 So tempting to try these since they don't look savoury at all 😊

Thank you Elizabeth, hope you like them!