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Marinated Olive & Cheese Ring Recipe
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Marinated Olive & Cheese Ring Recipe

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We love to make Italian meals into celebrations, and an antipasto always kicks off the party. This one is almost too pretty to eat, especially when sprinkled with pimientos, fresh basil and parsley. —Patricia Harmon, Baden, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cold cream cheese
  • 1 package (10 ounces) sharp white cheddar cheese, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/3 cup pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 1/3 cup pitted Greek olives
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) pimiento strips, drained and chopped
  • Toasted French bread baguette slices

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without baguette) equals 168 calories, 16 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 260 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 6 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cut cream cheese lengthwise in half; cut each half into 1/4-in. slices. On a serving plate, arrange cheeses upright in a ring, alternating cheddar and cream cheese slices. Place olives in center.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk vinegar, oil, parsley, basil and garlic until blended; drizzle over cheeses and olives. Sprinkle with pimientos. Refrigerate, covered, at least 8 hours or overnight. Serve with baguette slices. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Marinated Olive & Cheese Ring in Taste of Home December 2013

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without baguette) equals 168 calories, 16 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 260 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 6 g protein.

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Reviewed May. 18, 2014

"I just made this for an end of semester party we held for faculty and students. It was a huge hit."

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Reviewed Dec. 26, 2013

"I just made this for Christmas day and we found it to be really flavorful and festive looking as well! I will make this again and again."

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Reviewed Dec. 8, 2013

"This was okay, but I won't make it again. The cream cheese did not stand up with the other cheese. The olive oil mixture was nice on the olives, so I will use a combination of this part again."

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Reviewed Dec. 4, 2013

"This was amazing. I also used Munster cheese. It has great versatility. I even made a vegan version of it for my friend whom we were visiting and she loved it. I just substituted vegan cheeses and kept the rest the same. Will definatly do again. Kids even liked it."

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Reviewed Dec. 1, 2013

"This was very good! I forgot to pick up pimentos but had a jar of roasted red peppers I used instead, I also threw some artichoke hearts in the mix! It looked soo pretty and the colors are great for a holiday tray! I will definitely make again and I may even add feta cheese next time! Great recipe and the flavors complement each other nicely!"

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