Marinated Cheese with Peppers and Olives

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + chilling


15 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
Cheddar cheese, red peppers and pitted ripe olives make a tasty, rustic appetizer when marinated overnight and served with decorative toothpicks. —Polly Brunning, Thaxton, Virginia
Marinated Cheese with Peppers and Olives Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 12 ounces cheddar cheese, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 2 medium sweet red peppers, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) pitted ripe olives, drained
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano


  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Refrigerate, covered, at least 4 hours or overnight.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 155 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 339mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.