Olives might not be the most traditional snack item, but there are plenty of ways that you can take these delicious fruits and create hors d’oeuvres that will be a hit at any party or gathering. For many of the suggested ideas below, there’s a pretty good chance that you already have the ingredients in your kitchen, but if not, they shouldn’t be hard to find!
Here are a few Great Olive Snack Ideas:
1. Don’t forget the cheese! There are plenty of great dishes that combine olives with various cheeses. Feta cheese goes particularly well with olives. Consider marinating your olives with spices and herbs, and serve them with crumbled feta. This dish is great when served with small slices of bread.
2. While citrus and olives are not necessarily a pairing that many people would come up with, it can have surprisingly tasty results. Marinate the olives in the juice of a citrus fruit, like a lemon or lime or orange (or a mixture of these) alongside fresh herbs. Consider cilantro for its pungent taste, for example. These olives will wind up having an extremely unique and satisfying taste.
3. Bake them in cheese. A simple mixture of flour, shredded cheese and budder will create an outstanding breading. You might even consider mixing in a bit of cayenne pepper to give it a bit of heat. All you need to do is roll the breading into a ball around each olive and bake them on a cookie sheet for about 15 minutes until they’ve turned golden.
4. Serve them on crackers. Olives go surprisingly well with cucumbers. You might consider spreading cream cheese on a cracker, and then topping it with a slice of cucumber and an olive half. Very simple, and very tasty.
Try one of these ideas for your next gathering, and let us know how it turned out!
Our mission is to create a partnership between the Evangelical community and the nation of Israel; this partnership will produce employment, income, and revenue for humanitarian aid projects in Israel. We envision the planting of one-million olive trees over the next seven years. This relationship was prophesied in the Bible centuries ago, that the foreigners and strangers (those not of Jewish descent) would help rebuild the walls of Israel and cause the desert to bloom (Isa 35:1). Among other things, this reforestation is an environmental blessing for the entire region. May all who participate in this project be blessed body, soul and spirit; it is time for you to take root in Israel!