Marinated Olive and Cheese Skewers

Easy Olive Appetizer

What do you get when you combine plump Spanish GOYA® Manzanilla Olives with a zesty citrus-and-herb marinade? One deliciously easy appetizer! Simply submerge the olives, pimentos and cheese in the orange-spiked olive oil sauce to marinate, then thread onto skewers for a festive start to your next family gathering.

Serves 15

Prep time: 10 min.

Total time: 30 min., plus marinating time


1 cup GOYA® Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 orange, zested and juiced

2 tsp. finely chopped fresh rosemary

1 tsp. GOYA® Minced Garlic, or 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

¼ tsp. hot pepper flakes

1 jar (6.75 oz.) GOYA® Manzanilla Olives Stuffed with Minced Pimientos, drained

2 jars (4 oz. each) GOYA® Fancy Pimientos, drained and sliced

1 pkg. (12 oz.) queso blanco (white cheese), cubed


1. Add olive oil, orange juice and zest, rosemary, garlic and hot pepper flakes to small saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture is warm and garlic is fragrant, about 2 minutes.
2. Place olives and pimientos in medium, non-reactive bowl. Pour warm olive oil mixture over olives and pimientos; set aside until cool. Stir in cheese; cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 4 hours, or up to 3 days.
3. Alternately thread cheese, olives and pimientos among thirty 6” skewers. Transfer to serving plate; drizzle with marinade.

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