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Green Queen Olives with Oregano, Sweet Pepper and Feta

I love olives.  They make a tasty snack that is also healthy.  I love to eat olives in my meals to as you will have seen from some of my other recipes as they add flavour and texture to a meal.

Olives are much healthier than people realise.  They are high in vitamin E, show a protective effect on the heart and are thought to help against osteoporosis and cancer.

Olives contain monounsaturated fats which help boost good cholesterol ‘HDL’ (High Density Lipoprotein) reducing the risk of atherosclerosis.

They may also be useful in weight loss as olive oil has been shown to help breakdown fats within fat cells and may reduce fat in the stomach area.

They also have anti-inflammatory properties and can help reduce pain.

They have many other positive effects on the body but I am sure you would rather see the recipe than have an in depth natural medicine lesson so here it is:

Green Queen Olives with Oregano, Sweet Pepper and Feta

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Ingredients

1 sweet red pepper

110g feta

1tsp dried oregano

1tbsp olive oil

Method

Chop the red pepper and feta into bite sized pieces.  Place in a bowl with the oregano and olive oil, stir well but gently.

Cover , place in the fridge and allow the flavours to infuse for about an hour before serving.

This is great as a healthy snack and also works well if you have friends over for drinks.  Toothpicks can be used instead of forks.

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Enjoy!

This Post Has 70 Comments

  1. Oh wow this sounds delicious – I love feta so I am always up for trying it in new things, this is a must at some point. x

  2. Olives and feta cheese combination is my go to snack. Healthy and delicious.

  3. I’m not usually an olive fan but I’d definitely try them like this!

  4. I have only recently starting to like olives, I used to see them and loved the idea and they are so versatile, but never liked them. My husband loves them, so I always tried them when he had them. This sounds really nice x

  5. The salad looks lovely. I make similar salads in the summer, they are very refreshing.

  6. I am not a huge fan of olives but everything else looks yummy x

  7. SO yum!

  8. I’m not a fan of olives but I quite like the sound of this – I love peppers and feta! 🙂

  9. My husband and I love olives too. One recipe to definitely try 🙂

  10. this looks like the perfect snack to have with a beer, so yummy! and hey, healthy too 😀 x

  11. Wow I had no idea that olives were so good for you! I used to hate them but am starting to come round so I guess I should force myself to eat more!

  12. I love olives and feta together. The perfect combination of saltiness.

    1. They sure do work well together.

  13. I know I would love this so I have to give it a try x

    1. Enjoy the recipe Hannah. t is great to make when you have guests.

  14. This looks lovely I’m just not a fan of olives – I wish I was though!

  15. My hubby would this recipe. He loves Olives a lot.

    1. I do to they are yummy!

  16. I LOVE feta but can’t stand olives! I wish I did like them as they always look lovely especially on the European market stalls with all the different kinds, I’m hoping one day my palate adapts to them!

    1. That’s such as shame they are really good for you.

  17. My hubby would love this recipe. He loves Olives a lot.

    1. That’s good to hear, I hope he enjoys this recipe.

  18. This sounds delicious I love olives and need all the anti inflammatory meals I can get!

    1. I think we all need to increase the amount of olives we eat 😉

  19. I am a big fan of olives and so is my partner so will have to make this one day 🙂

    1. Enjoy Melissa 😉

  20. My husband would love this, he is a huge fan of olives.

    1. That’s great, I hope he enjoys them.

  21. Looks healthy and delicious, definitely up my street so a great choice 😉

    1. This is really yummy and simple to make.

  22. I love olives too, this looks really yummy!

    1. Thanks, I hope you get to try it yourself 😉

  23. I looove olives! I can happily munch on a massive pack without realising, haha!

    1. They are delicious aren’t they 😉

  24. I have never ever tried olives before! But this does look yummy and I love snack type foods xx

    1. It is super tasty.

  25. I think my husband could eat olives until they come out of his ears so this is his perfect salad.

    1. Sounds like he would love this.

  26. Great post, I love feta but don’t actually like olives but this would be great to make as a snack for hosting guests! xo

    1. It is a great snack for entertaining.

  27. This sounds easy to make and would be perfect for party nibbles.

    1. They do and are nice and healthy.

  28. I love olives too. I especially love olives with feta, that’s like a match made in heaven for me. Great snack ideas

    1. Thanks, they are yummy 😉

  29. This looks yummy, I love feta cheese 🙂

    1. Me too and it works in loads of dishes.

  30. This looks very tasty, will be trying this at our next family get together

    1. Enjoy Samantha, it is a tasty dish.

  31. I love olives and so does my daughter, we buy tons of them every time we go shopping! This sounds like something we would love too… Everything we love chucked in a bowl! xx

    1. Enjoy Charli it’s great to snack on.

  32. Great recipe these look great for nibbles and drinks with friends.

    1. They are perfect for that 😉

  33. Mmm this looks so yummy!
    Would definitely give it a go 🙂

    Dani x

    1. Enjoy Dani 😉

  34. I think I would have to leave this one for the wife, I keep trying Olives but I just cannot like them and I cant figure out why.

    1. That’s a shame but then we all have our own taste. Plus it’s better for your wife as she won’t have to share lol.

  35. Olives and feta are a match made in heaven. I like mine with fresh bread soaked in olive oil and balsamic!

    1. That sounds like heaven. I love bread with balsamic vinegar too!!!

  36. Those olives look so yummy. I know so many people who don’t like olives, but I can’t get enough of them. I eat them regularly in salads or on their own as a snack.

    1. You’re like me I love them too!

  37. This looks nice, good snack meal. I’m not keen on olives but they look so good in this dish x

    1. I love olives but it’s probably due to my Mediterranean background.

  38. Both my folks love olives! They could quite happily go through a tub of them in one sitting. Good recipe:)

    1. Thanks I love this recipe it’s super tasty.

  39. Yummy, what a delicious recipe. I love feta, so I’m sure I would love this! 🙂

    1. Me too I love feta. I need to use it more.

  40. This is such a simple recipe and it would be great at a party.

    1. It does work well. All you need is some toothpicks for people to eat them easily.

  41. Any excuse to eat olives is good to me – this recipe looks great!

    1. It is rather tasty 😉

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