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Marinated Olives and Mushrooms

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We are continuing the Celebrate Summer Tapas Party with these delicious Marinated Olives and Mushrooms. No, you’re eyes are not deceiving you, you do see mozzarella cheese pearls mixed in with the olives and mushrooms, but Google complained about the title being too long, LOL. They are also optional just in case anyone coming to the party is allergic to dairy….

marinated mushrooms, olives, and mozzarella pearls in a dark blue oval bowl

It’s actually kind of sad…my son is allergic to dairy, and his girlfriend is addicted to cheese!! Kristin ate the mozzarella pearls while fighting his roommate Varuka for the mushrooms. Variety is always a good thing at parties! 😉

Marinated Olives, Mushrooms, and Mozzarella in an oval, dark blue bowl with toothpicks in a small metal pail

How to make marinated olives and mushrooms:

The morning of my impromptu tapas party, I cleaned and dried the mushrooms then put them into a large bowl with the Kalmata olives and mozzarella pearls…..

Marinated Olives Mushrooms and Mozzarella bowl cookingwithcurls.com

I then sprinkled the chili pepper flakes, vinegar, salt and pepper over the mixture. I decided to thinly slice {chiffonade} the basil to make it look pretty, and added it to the bowl…..

Marinated Olives Mushrooms and Mozzarella basil cookingwithcurls.com

Now this next part might make some of you cringe, but we need to cover the mixture with olive oil…..

Marinated Olives Mushrooms and Mozzarella oil cookingwithcurls.com

I used a whole bottle of olive oil, but it’s worth it to make your guests happy, LOL.

Cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. {shake the bowl every few hours to shake up the flavors}

About an hour before your guests arrive, move the mixture to a serving bowl with a slotted spoon and serve at room temperature…..

Marinated Olives, Mushrooms, and Mozzarella - perfect for your next tapas party | cookingwithcurls.com

I was hoping to find the smaller white mushrooms, but this was all they had. No one seemed to mind and I sent the leftovers home with a very happy Kristin. 🙂

And before anyone asks, Yes, I’m sure you could substitute regular black olives for the Kalmata olives. 😉

Enjoy!!

marinated mushrooms, olives, and mozzarella pearls in a dark blue oval bowl

Marinated Olives and Mushrooms

Start your next tapas party with these delicious Marinated Olives and Mushrooms. Make them even more special by adding Mozzarella pearls!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Spanish
Keyword: mushrooms, olives, mozzarella, recipe, appetizer, tapas, marinated
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 161kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces small button mushrooms* cleaned and dried
  • 16 ounces kalmata olives pitted
  • 8 ounces mozzarella pearls optional
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh basil cut into strips
  • teaspoon chili pepper flakes or more if desired
  • sea salt and fresh pepper to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 bottle olive oil

Instructions

  • Place olives, mushrooms, and mozzarella pearls {if using} in a large bowl.
  • Sprinkle with basil, chili pepper flakes, vinegar, salt and pepper.
  • Cover with olive oil, stir to combine.
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Serve at room temperature.

Notes

  • *use 16 ounces of mushrooms if not using mozzarella.
  • I "think" I used a 16.9 ounce bottle of olive oil.

Nutrition

Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 904mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin A: 270IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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  1. We soooo need to get together!!! This looks like such a simple and easy dish! Plus, with the warmer weather coming (it’ll be in the triple digits by the end of the week!) I can always use more fuss-free recipes! I don’ think this would last very long a tmy house!

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