Marinated Olives and Feta

How to make marinated olivesI love olives. If that totally grosses you out I can understand. We can (probably) still be friends. Olives tend to be one of those polarizing foods. You either love them or you HATE them.


I love them. Especially green olives and kalamata. And now I love marinated olives too.Marinated fetaIf you're going to try marinating your own olives you might as well marinate some feta too! Here's a list of things you need:

feta cheese (or goats milk cheese)
olives (black or green)
olive oil

And here are some ideas for marinating ingredients:

fresh dill
fresh rosemary
fresh thyme
red pepper flakes
whole black peppercorns
fennel seedsMaking marinated olives and fetaThe process as is as simple as you might think. Fill a clean jar with olives or cubed feta. As you layer, add in sprigs of dill, rosemary, and thyme. Sprinkle in the red pepper flakes, peppercorns and fennel seeds. Fill the jar with olive oil, until it covers the olives or feta so they are fully submerged. Now you're ready to snack!Easy appetizer ideasI like to snack on these at the same time, one olive with one little cube of feta. I think this would make a great (and super easy) summer appetizer idea too. Marinated olivesI've read that if the feta is fully submerged in the oil, it doesn't need to be refrigerated—as long as it's consumed within a couple of days. I choose to go ahead and refrigerate mine, just to be on the safe side. I found that the olive oil will become thicker with refrigeration, but the feta was still delicious. If you refrigerate, you should be fine to store and use these for up to two weeks. Enjoy! xo. Emma

P.S. Want more easy appetizer ideas? Try: baked pizza bites, herbed goat cheese, brussels sprouts chips or whole wheat pretzel bites

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