Colorful Marinated Olive Kabobs

Simple yet sophisticated, these mini-kabob appetizers feature assorted olives and fresh veggies flavored with a sprightly citrus-dill marinade.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 2 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 36
 

Ingredients

Marinade

1/4
cup olive oil
1/4
cup chopped fresh dill weed
2
thin slices orange, quartered
2
thin slices lemon, quartered
2
cloves garlic, quartered

Kabobs

1
cup pitted assorted olives (kalamata, niçoise, green)
2
yellow or orange bell peppers, cut into 1-inch squares
18
cherry tomatoes, halved
Cocktail picks, fresh rosemary twigs or toothpicks

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In food-storage plastic container or resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix marinade ingredients. Add olives and bell pepper squares; cover container or seal bag. Turn to coat well with marinade. Refrigerate 2 hours or overnight, occasionally turning container or bag to coat with marinade.
  • 2 To serve, remove olives and pepper squares from marinade; discard marinade. Arrange tomatoes, cut side down, on serving plate. Thread 1 olive and 1 pepper square onto each cocktail pick. Insert each into tomato half for base.
  • 1 In food-storage plastic container or resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix marinade ingredients. Add olives and bell pepper squares; cover container or seal bag. Turn to coat well with marinade. Refrigerate 2 hours or overnight, occasionally turning container or bag to coat with marinade.
  • 2 To serve, remove olives and pepper squares from marinade; discard marinade. Arrange tomatoes, cut side down, on serving plate. Thread 1 olive and 1 pepper square onto each cocktail pick. Insert each into tomato half for base.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Pump up the color of these kabobs by using a variety of colored bell peppers.

Many grocery stores now feature olive bars that allow you to buy just the amount and kind of olives you need.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Kabob
Calories
10
(
Calories from Fat
5),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1g
1%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
35mg
35%;
Total Carbohydrate
1g
1%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
Free
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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