Appetizers and Sides Dinner

Cheese and Olive Swirls

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Cheese and Olive Swirls is the perfect appetizer for any occasion or holiday.  In fact you should always have a few swirls recipes on hand for quick and easy appetizers or deserts. Imagine this scenario, it’s Friday night, you have made pasta and salad for dinner and planning to watch a Netflix movie with your husband after you put the kids to bed. Let me tell you, that’s my kind of Friday night. But then your husband calls you around 5 pm to inform you that one of his friends will be joining you for dinner. Well the pasta you made taste really good, but you still need some sort of an appetizer. That’s where this cheese and olive swirls recipe comes in handy. So make sure you keep it in your recipe box. You’ll thank me later 🙂

I am using an olive dip recipe that I have posted before, but you can use any olive spread that you’d like. You can even just puree some olives with some olive oil and use that as a spread. Just don’t add any salt because olives are usually salty and you’ll be adding Parmesan cheese, which is also pretty salty.

Ok, let’s get to it!

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Inactive time: 30 minutes

Makes: 20 Swirls

Ingredients:

1 Sheet of Frozen Puff Pastry
1/2 Cup of Olive Dip
1/4 Cup of Parmesan Cheese

Directions:

Thaw the pastry sheet and pre-heat oven to 400 F.

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Unfold the puff pastry on a lightly floured surface

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Gently spread on the olive dip using a spatula

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Then top the olives evenly with the parmesan cheese

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Tightly roll up the pastry

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Wrap it in plastic wrap

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Place it in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour to make it easier to cut
You can actually leave it in the freezer for up to 4 months until you are ready to use, then remove it from freezer, thaw it for only 20 minutes then move to the next step

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Cut up the edges, then cut slices about 1/4 inch thick

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Place the swirls on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper

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Bake at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes until the cheese and olives swirls are golden

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Allow them to cool before serving

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Enjoy warm or at room temperature as an appetizer or snack

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Loubna El Maziati:
Ingredients
  • 1 Sheet of Frozen Puff Pastry
  • ½ Cup of Olive Dip
  • ¼ Cup of Parmesan Cheese
Directions
  1. Thaw pastry sheet and pre-heat oven to 400 F
  2. Unfold the puff pastry on a lightly floured surface
  3. Gently spread on the olive dip using a spatula, then top the olives evenly with the Parmesan cheese
  4. Tightly roll up the pastry, and wrap it in plastic wrap
  5. Place it in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour to make it easier to cut
  6. Cut up the edges, then cut slices about ¼ inch thick
  7. Place the swirls on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper
  8. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes until the cheese and olives swirls are golden
  9. Allow them to cool before serving
  10. Enjoy warm or at room temperature as an appetizer or snack

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