Marinated olives with cheese are ideal served as part of a cheese board as well as tossed in salad. The bitter taste of olives pairs very well with creamy feta cheese to make an enjoyable meal. Olives are popularly used in Mediterranean cooking and much more commonly used for making Olive oil. Green olives are picked before they have ripened, cured then bottled in jars.
To enjoy these Four Seasons Foods Olives simply remove the ones you need to use from the jar without draining off the liquid and store opened jars in the refrigerator. If you are using olives in stews and sauces add them towards the end of cooking. Overcooked olives will develop an even deeper bitter taste.
Four Seasons Foods Olives are a healthy treat packed with Vitamins and Minerals that include Vitamin E, Iron, Copper as well as Calcium.Olives are also particularly high in 3 important phytonutrients namely Oleuropein which is linked to reduced cancer risk and also gives olives their bitter colour. Olives also contain Tyrosol which is said to give olives anti inflammatory benefits as well as oleanolic acid which is good for heart health.
WAYS TO ADD OLIVES TO OUR DIET
Add olives to your stews and sauces. They go well with chicken, fish and tomato based sauces.
Use them as a pizza topping.
Toss olives in salads. They go well with cheese.
Enjoy them as they are for snacking on.
Add olives to pasta dishes.
Use olives in baking bread. They combine well with Rosemary herb to make delicious focaccia bread.
Make some Olive tepanade, a delicious spread for sandwiches made from chopped up olives.
Olives can also be used as part of a cheese board also known as charcuterie board. This usually includes, cured meats, cheese, olives, nuts, dried fruit, jams and crackers.
MARINATED OLIVES WITH CHEESE RECIPE
1 Cup Four Seasons Foods green olives
About ¾ a cup Feta cheese, cubed
4 Tablespoons Four Seasons Foods olive oil
2 Tablespoons Four Seasons Foods white wine or red wine vinegar
1 Tablespoon honey
¼ a teaspoon Four Seasons Foods minced garlic
A few grinds Four Seasons Foods herb sensation or other herb mix of your choice
A small pinch red chili flakes
Place all ingredients in a large bowl, toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours or longer, tossing a few times during the marinating process.
Enjoy your marinated olives as part of a cheese board or served over your salad greens.