Marinated Olives with Goat Cheese and Fresh Herbs

Marinated Olives with Goat Cheese and Fresh Herbs

Recipe provided by Jessie Grearson of Falmouth, Maine, Grand Prize Winner of the Lindsay Olive Pizza Recipe Challenge.

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  • 8 servings


  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into short, thin strips

  • 1/4 cup minced onion

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, as desired

  • 1 (6 oz.) can Lindsay┬« Ripe Pitted Olives, drained, halved

  • 1/3 cup chopped mixed fresh herbs, such as rosemary, parsley, and basil

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • 1 (4 oz.) log goat cheese, cut into thin slices

  • 24 water crackers

Cooking Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat until hot.

  2. Add red pepper, onion, garlic, and pepper flakes. Cook 2 minutes.

  3. Add olives. Simmer gently 5 minutes.

  4. Remove skillet from heat and cool completely.

  5. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or up to 2 days.

  6. Just before serving, stir herbs, lemon juice, lemon peel, and salt into olive mixture.

  7. Arrange sliced cheese over a serving platter.

  8. Pour olive mixture over goat cheese. Serve with crackers.


  • Calories257
  • Fat22g
  • Protein5g
  • Cholesterol11mg
  • Total Carbs12g
  • Fiber2g

Percent (%) Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your calorie needs.