How to: Colorful Stuffed Olives

How to: Colorful Stuffed Olives

While Easter egg hunts are a rite of passage, we prefer making snacks we want to devour as soon as they’re done (ok, some don’t always make it to the serving tray). This year, why not try a new twist on tradition with colorful stuffed olives. Fun to make with family and friends, they’re sure to become your new yearly staple. We don’t blame you if you still hide some from hungry visitors — these bold bites will disappear quickly!

Let’s Do This: Stuff Like A Pro

Stuffing olives is a low stress way to get creative in the kitchen, not to mention a great opportunity for budding chefs to experiment with new flavor combos. Fill black or green olives with savory cheeses, veggies, and anything else you can dream up. Embrace your imagination here—each olive is a little canvas for you to transform. Ideas brewing? Mouth watering? Let’s get down to business. Here are some tips to help you stuff like a pro:

  • Use a pastry bag fitted with a plain round tip to help stuff the olives. Or, because we aren’t all Martha Stewart, put each filling into a separate plastic bag, cut small pieces off the corner of the bag and squeeze filling into the olives. If your guests ask however, you can still drop “pastry bag” into the conversation to sound chichi. We won’t tell.
  • Anyone who has hosted a holiday meal knows a little prep work can go a long way. Spend more time enjoying your guests and less time in the kitchen by making these fillings in advance to stuff the day of. Just pull them out of the fridge a little ahead of time so they can reach room temp.

Need some Easter Olive inspiration? Try these killer flavor combos to stuff your olives:

Spicy Cheddar Stuffed Olives

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1½ teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 can Lindsay Naturals California Green Olives

Sweet & Savory Blueberry Stuffed Olives

  • 1/2 cup blueberry goat cheese (store bought, or ⅓ cup goat cheese + 2 tbs fresh or thawed frozen blueberries)
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 3/4 tablespoons dried basil
  • 1 can Lindsay Naturals California Green Olives

Creamy Tomato Stuffed Olives

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup gorgonzola cheese
  • 1/4 cup sun dried tomato pesto
  • 1 can Lindsay Naturals California Green Olives

#NoBoringBites in just a few easy steps


Voila! Fun, festive stuffed olives. Now, watch them hop off the table (sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves).

We want to see your Pantone perfection and killer flavor combinations. Post photos of your stuffed olives online with the hashtag #NoBoringBites and we’ll share our favorites!

Color Naturally: #NoBadStuff

In the age of Unicorn Toast, it’s clear that fun colors add extra festivity to foods, but artificial food dyes have been linked to allergies and health concerns. The good news is that natural dyes have been made for thousands of years and they’re just as good, if not better, than their synthetic cousins. Here are few ideas for creating bold colors for your traditional Easter eggs with #NoBadStuff. You’ll have to soak your eggs longer than you would with store bought kits, but the payoff is worth it!

  • Pink and Red: beets, juiced or powder
  • Orange: carrots, juiced
  • Yellow: saffron or turmeric
  • Green: spinach, juice or whole leaves
  • Blue: red cabbage, boiled with baking soda
  • Purple: red cabbage or blueberries, boiled