Stuffed Olives, Cherry Tomatoes and Zucchini Rolls Skewers

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If you’ve never tasted crispy stuffed olives, I strongly suggest you to give them a try. They are so easy to prepare and they make such an elegant appetizer or even a picnic treat, or you can eat them in the middle of the night, standing in front of the fridge and scaring the family dog (true story, unfortunately). I stuffed my olives with cream cheese, black sesame seed and chives and I paired them with fresh cherry tomatoes and Pecorino Romano flavored zucchini rolls.

Crispy stuffed olives


  • 1/3 cup (75g) cream cheese
  • 30g feta cheese
  • 1 Tbsp chopped chives
  • 1 Tbsp black sesame seeds
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 15  large black olives, pitted
  • 4 Tbsp flour
  • 6 Tbsp breadcrumbs


  1. Combine the first 6 ingredients and mix until incorporated. Taste and add more salt and pepper if necessary. Add half a yolk and mix. Cut down one side of each olive and stuff it with 1 teaspoon of cream filling (picture).
  2. Place flour in a bowl, place remaining egg (1 egg white + ½ egg yolk) and milk in another bowl and place breadcrumbs in a third bowl. Roll the stuffed olives in the flour and use your fingers to give them a round shape. Dip them in beaten egg mixture and then in breadcrumbs. Dip them one more time in beaten egg and then in bread crumbs (flour, egg, crumbs, egg, crumbs).
  3. Deep-fry the stuffed olives in two batches at 340°F/170°C for 2 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer olives to paper towel to drain.

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Stuffed olives, cherry tomatoes and zucchini rolls skewers


  • 15 crispy stuffed olives
  • 15 zucchini rolls (I made them following this recipe and I sprinkled them with 2 Tbsp of Pecorino Romano cheese)
  • 15 cherry tomatoes
  • 15 basil leaves
  • 15 bamboo skewers

Method: Place a zucchini roll, a stuffed olive, a basil leaf and a cherry tomato on each skewer.

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