This post is sponsored by California Ripe Olives through Kitchen Play. All content and opinions are my own.

Feta Cheese-Covered Olives is a fun and incredibly flavorful appetizer made with olives covered in a feta cheese mixture and rolled in crushed hazelnuts.

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On a scale of 1 to 10, how awesome is Summer!? I can’t get enough of this wonderful weather.

In the summertime, life is as sweet as can be. The days move slower, the food tastes better, and we look a million times prettier! Wouldn’t you agree?
Tan lines, chlorine-bleached hair and sandy toes are waaaay sweeter than a frostbite. Buh-lieve me.

Also? Let’s be honest. On a scale of 1 to 10, how good are these Feta Cheese-Covered Olives? I give them a hundred!

You know what’s totally interesting? According to this infographic from California Ripe Olives, olives are considered a FRUIT! I had NO idea. None.

Another fact about olives? California Ripe Olives are cured for 7 days! Aaaaand the recipe used for curing those olives was created back in the 1800′s! Personally, I find that incredibly cool, and I love the taste!

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I am known to snack on those tasty bites every so often, which would be in line with this study that suggests working moms are more likely to snack on the weekends compared to working dads.

I’m also with the 44% who agree that olives are the perfect party snack!

In fact, I used black olives to create this flavorful appetizer.

This is a really lovely dish that starts with cheese and ends with olives. California Ripe Olives, feta cheese, cream cheese, and hazelnuts are all you will need to create your next, most delicious starter. It is the sort of snack that you can eat and feel like you’re indulging in the good life. It’s luxurious.

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Creamy, bright, salty, rich, and delicious. It’s a bit different, but totally tasty!

I’ll be honest… I inhaled the first 10. Buuuut, my husband inhaled the next 15. My Mom was tiny upset because I only had 3 left for her and my Dad. Not sure how they split it, but something tells me that Mom didn’t share…

Now, I’d love to see how you like to eat your olives, and by doing so, you will be entered to win this wonderful prize pack!

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You can be entered to win by joining my Olives Recipes Pinterest Board dedicated to snacking with California Ripe Olives! If you’d like, you can pin directly from the California Ripe Olives Pinterest Account. Check out the full set of guidelines at KitchenPLAY by clicking here. Please leave a comment below letting me know that you would like to be invited to pin to my “Olives Recipes” Pinterest Board. Include your Pinterest email in the comment.   

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ENJOY!

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: Serves 4 to 6

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Feta Cheese-Covered Olives is a fun and incredibly flavorful appetizer made with olives covered in a feta cheese mixture and rolled in crushed hazelnuts.

Ingredients

  • 1 can black California Ripe Olives
  • 1 package (8-oz) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely crushed hazelnuts (you can use any nuts)

Instructions

  • Drain olives and pat dry with paper towel. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese and feta cheese;mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Place crushed hazelnuts in a shallow dish.
  • Mold 1 teaspoon cheese-mixture around each olive; shape into a ball.
  • Roll each cheese-covered olive in chopped hazelnuts and set on a serving platter.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes, or until firm.
  • Serve.

Notes

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This post is sponsored by California Ripe Olives through Kitchen Play. All content and opinions are my own.

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You can be entered to win by joining my Olives Recipes Pinterest Board dedicated to snacking with California Ripe Olives! If you’d like, you can pin directly from the California Ripe Olives Pinterest Account. Check out the full set of guidelines at KitchenPLAY by clicking herePlease leave a comment below letting me know that you would like to be invited to pin to my “Olives Recipes” Pinterest Board. Include your Pinterest email in the comment.   

One of you who contributes to this board between July 2nd and July 9th, will be randomly selected to win the prize, which includes:

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  1. judy August 17, 2014 at 9:01 AM - Reply

    LOVE these! I make a version with olives rolled in a combo of feta, bleu cheese and a tiny bit of cream cheese, rolled in chopped pecans. Another idea would be to use shredded cheddar instead of the feta, with green olives… (not to mention subbing a grape for the olives – also fabulous, especially when laid out on the plate like a grape cluster!)
    oh, the possibilities!!!

  2. Kori Casey July 11, 2014 at 2:02 PM - Reply

    I have a nut allergy, so would something like Panko breadcrumbs work for this?

    • Katerina Petrovska July 11, 2014 at 2:06 PM - Reply

      Hi Kori! Yes, you can absolutely use panko crumbs. I would toast them a little – for like a minute – just to get a bit of a crunch. The crunchy texture works really well with the soft feta cheese.

  3. Adrianne July 9, 2014 at 10:32 AM - Reply

    Usually one night on the weekend I make a finger food tray for just me and the hubby. I pop open a bottle of wine and call it dinner! The feta covered olives will be a great variation from just plain olives! I don’t know if I can wait till the weekend to try it!

  4. Adrianne July 9, 2014 at 10:21 AM - Reply

    I can’t wait to try it! Please add me to the board. http://www.pinterest.com/adrianne12/

  5. Robin Wilson July 7, 2014 at 1:56 AM - Reply

    These look awesome! Nothing would make my husband happier than those. zoozuspetals is my Pinterest name. Thanks so much.

    • Katerina Petrovska July 7, 2014 at 2:23 PM - Reply

      Hi! I just sent the invite. Please add at least one pin to the board, but you are welcome to add more than that. Thank you!!

  6. Angie T. July 5, 2014 at 3:18 PM - Reply

    I would love to be able to pin from your board….I love olives, especially in a dirty martini!!!!

    • Katerina Petrovska July 5, 2014 at 3:29 PM - Reply

      Hi, Angie!!

      I will need your pinterest username or pinterest email to send you an invite. Also, you have to follow at least one of my boards for the invite to go through – those are Pinterest’s rules. Thank you!

  7. Brenda Hurley July 5, 2014 at 12:28 PM - Reply

    Can’t wait to try these ! Who knew olives could be so versatile?

  8. Carolsue July 4, 2014 at 11:36 PM - Reply

    I would like an invitation. Is pinning part of the way your enter this contest?
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    • Katerina Petrovska July 5, 2014 at 12:22 AM - Reply

      Hi Carolsue! Yes, you will have to pin at least one pin to be entered. I just sent the invite. Thank you!!

  9. Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg July 3, 2014 at 1:37 PM - Reply

    I would love to pin to your board! http://www.pinterest.com/norms2/

    I love olives. I pop them in my mouth all the time. I can’t wait to try this!

  10. Antionette Blake July 3, 2014 at 11:59 AM - Reply

    How awesomely delicious is this!!!!

  11. Karen D July 3, 2014 at 10:20 AM - Reply

    Please add karengdel to the board. Thanks!

  12. Alice // Hip Foodie Mom July 3, 2014 at 8:21 AM - Reply

    I love olives! love these feta covered cheese olives. . great idea!

  13. Margot C July 3, 2014 at 12:47 AM - Reply

    I would like to pin on your olive board! Here’s me on Pinterest: Margot Core – http://pinterest.com/margotcore/

  14. Rachel Cooks July 2, 2014 at 8:26 PM - Reply

    These are so fun and I bet they are insanely addicting.

  15. Karen July 2, 2014 at 7:39 PM - Reply

    I love olives! I’m not a fan of feta, but I’ll bet that subbing in a smaller quantity of bleu cheese would be delicious! This sounds like a good salty snack to serve with wine!

    • Katerina Petrovska July 2, 2014 at 8:04 PM - Reply

      You don’t like feta??? hehehe :)) Maybe you’re buying the wrong brand. ;-) I’m kidding. I know that it can be a bit on the strong side. I think bleu cheese will work out beautifully. Hope you have a chance to try them! Thank you, Karen!!

      • Karen July 2, 2014 at 8:11 PM - Reply

        Unfortunately, it’s not necessarily a dislike, rather it’s that certain cheeses trigger severe migraines, along with other good stuff such as oils from too much onion or garlic. I either reduce the amount of a triggering ingredient or find a good substitute for it. I am loving keeping up with your blog! My 18 month old daughter has actually enjoyed a few of your recipes!

        • Katerina Petrovska July 2, 2014 at 8:18 PM - Reply

          OH wow! How awesome that you can actually pin point what it is that sets them off. Good for you! Take care of yourself – headaches are a nightmare. :(((
          And! YAY for an 18-month old enjoying my recipes! I have a 2 year old who eats everything! :)

  16. Consuelo - Honey & Figs July 2, 2014 at 5:08 PM - Reply

    Oh wow Kate – these are te most perfect summer party appetizer! I really like olives, and everything tastes much better covered in feta. Also, mini versions of food?? Totally my thanggg. I’m loving these! <3

  17. Danae @ Recipe Runner July 2, 2014 at 4:43 PM - Reply

    You’re like the olive guru! You just took my love of olives and blew my mind by rolling them in my favorite, feta cheese! Love it! Pinned.

  18. zerrin July 2, 2014 at 3:07 PM - Reply

    Wow! What a great idea! Feta and olives are staples on our breakfast table and you made a perfect combination from these two!

    • Katerina Petrovska July 2, 2014 at 3:11 PM - Reply

      Thank you, Zerrin!! I was definitely inspired by our very similar cuisines :)

  19. Laura (Tutti Dolci) July 2, 2014 at 12:59 PM - Reply

    I love that hazelnut coating, what a great bite!

  20. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain July 2, 2014 at 11:18 AM - Reply

    These look like the perfect party appetizer for the holiday weekend!!

  21. Matt Robinson July 2, 2014 at 10:34 AM - Reply

    What a fun little appetizer, they look awesome!!

  22. Librarian Lavender July 2, 2014 at 8:37 AM - Reply

    This looks really good! I love olives and it’s a great way to do something different with them!

  23. darby July 2, 2014 at 8:20 AM - Reply

    I would like to be invited!

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