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Feta Cheese-Covered Olives + Giveaway

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!

Snacking on Olives

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!

Olives Prize Pack www.diethood.com

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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For more recipe ideas using olives, you can follow California Ripe Olives on Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.

ENJOY!

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Feta Cheese-Covered Olives

Katerina | Diethood
Feta Cheese-Covered Olives is a fun and flavorful appetizer made with olives covered in a feta cheese mixture and rolled in crushed hazelnuts.
5 from 1 vote
Servings : 6 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 can black California Ripe Olives
  • 1 package (8-oz) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh dill
  • 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, feta cheese and dill;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

RECIPE SOURCE: DIETHOOD
 

Nutrition

Calories: 130 kcal | Carbohydrates: 2 g | Protein: 5 g | Fat: 11 g | Saturated Fat: 4 g | Cholesterol: 22 mg | Sodium: 290 mg | Potassium: 83 mg | Fiber: 0 g | Sugar: 1 g | Vitamin A: 120 IU | Vitamin C: 0.7 mg | Calcium: 135 mg | Iron: 0.6 mg | Net Carbs: 2 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer ideas, appetizer recipes, appetizers for a party
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This post is sponsored by California Ripe Olives through Kitchen Play. All content and opinions are my own.

***GIVEAWAY INSTRUCTIONS***

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:

  • Trio of Entertaining Bowls
  • Olive Dish
  • Colander/Cutting Board Combo
  • Serving Tray
  • Cocktail Picks
  • Mason Jars
  • Can Opener

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41 comments on “Feta Cheese-Covered Olives + Giveaway”

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    Robin Wilson

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

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      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!!

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

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      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!

  3. I would like an invitation. Is pinning part of the way your enter this contest?
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    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

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

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