Manchego Cheese in Marinated Olives is a delicious Greek inspired snack.
Nutty tasting manchego cheese gets tossed with zesty marinated olives for tapas or an appetizer that is unique and delicious!
This Spanish olives recipe has a subtle touch of Greek inspiration. For this tapas dish, I combined briny and tangy Spanish olives, smooth Manchego cheese, fresh rosemary, garlic, spices, vinegar, and Spanish olive oil. The flavor is incredible! The boldly flavored olives work nicely with the Spanish hard cheese that is rich and nutty tasting. The fresh rosemary pops against the salty olives and the garlic. Red pepper flakes add heat that is soothed by the luxurious Spanish olive oil. Serve this manchego cheese and olive appetizer alongside a light meal or with crusty bread as an appetizer. These marinated olives are sure to command lots of attention.
Manchego Cheese Appetizer
Manchego cheese and olives make for a perfect appetizer to serve up with any occasion or during the summer when you simply want a light dish to serve up instead of cooking a full meal. I like to serve this marinated manchego cheese with sliced bread and snack away but I’m sure you could come up with a few simple yet delicious ways to serve it up as well.
- Spanish black olives
- Manchego cheese
- Garlic cloves
- Fresh rosemary
- Crushed red pepper flakes
- White wine vinegar
- Olive oil
How to Make Manchego Cheese in Marinated Olives
In a bowl, combine the olives, cheese, garlic, and rosemary.
Add in the cilantro, red pepper flakes, vinegar, and olive oil, stirring well to evenly coat.
Place the bowl into the fridge until ready to serve.
What do you use manchego cheese on?
Manchego cheese goes well when paired with olives, figs, or nuts. It’s a simple cheese that’s got a great amount of flavor and can pair well with just about anything. Matured versions of this cheese can even be grated and served over pasta dishes.
Can I use green olives instead?
How long are marinated olives and cheese good for?
- 1 8 oz jar Spanish black olives, drained
- 6 oz Manchego cheese, cubed
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
- 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 teaspoon white wine vinegar
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- Combine olives, cheese, garlic and rosemary in a bowl. Add in cilantro, pepper flakes, vinegar and olive oil, stirring to coat. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
*This recipe was made from products from my local Kroger store.
Amount Per Serving Calories 234Total Fat 21gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 30mgSodium 398mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 9g