Goat Cheese Stuffed Olives

Can I confess something? I love dirty martinis. Extra dirty with extra blue cheese stuffed olives. Really I love any drink that comes with its own built in snack.

Is it wrong to serve an appetizer inspired by dirty martinis? Please say no. Because seriously these goat cheese stuffed olives are amazing.  Easy to make ahead and so so perfect for your next cocktail party or as an easy appetizer to set out for a party.

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Bright green herbs with tangy goat cheese combined with briny olives …. snack heaven.  These also make a great cannabis infused edible to get appetites going! All you have to do is mix your cannabis infused extra virgin olive oil into the goat cheese! goat-cheese-stuffed-olives-2

Make sure calculate about how many milligrams are in each olive (divide estimated potency of the olive oil by the number of olives you fill) and always make sure you label anything that’s cannabis infused so your guests will know not to eat the whole bowl of these little bad boys.

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I happen to have a piping bag, which is what I used to fill these olives. But its totally no problem if you don’t have one. You can easily replace a piping bag with a plastic quart or gallon bag.  I recommend using a freezer bag, those are a little sturdier than the sandwich bags.  Use scissors to cut off a tiny corner and twist down the top to use your new disposable piping bag!

 

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Goat Cheese Stuffed Olives

Course: Appetizer
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 20-30 Large green pitted olives
  • 2 oz Goat Cheese
  • 1 tsp Chopped tarragon
  • 1 tsp Chopped chives
  • 1 tsp Lemon zest
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Marinade

  • 1/2 cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 strips Lemon peel
  • 1-2 Dried red chilies
  • 3 sprigs Fresh thyme

Instructions

  1. Mix together goat cheese, tarragon, chives, lemon zest, and salt and pepper.

  2. Using a piping bag (or a plastic bag with a small corner cut off), fill each of the olives with your cheese mixture.

  3. Place the filled olives in a bowl with the extra virgin olive oil, strips of lemon peel, chilies, and thyme.

  4. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If you are getting ready for a party you can totally make these ahead of time. They will stay good in the fridge for up to 3 days.  These are best served at room temperature, so take these out about a half hour before serving.

Make this recipe cannabis infused:

  • Add 1-2 tbs of infused cannabis olive oil to the goat cheese mixture.
  • To determine how much cannaoil  you should use, check out this article on dose and potency
  • Divide your total estimated THC potency by the number of olives you filled to determine approximately how many milligrams of THC are in each olive.

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