Feta Cheese-Covered Olives


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.
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.

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.


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
½ cup finely crushed hazelnuts (you can use any nuts)


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.