Starters & Salads
Marinated Olive and Cheese Skewers
Easy Olive AppetizerWhat 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.
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.|