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Olive Chile Cheese Appetizers

Olive Chile Cheese Appetizers

Olive Chile Cheese Appetizer – a really quick snack or treat for any party made with gourmet cheese, olive tapenade, and chiles on a Ritz cracker or baguette slice. So easy and satisfying!

Green chiles and cheese are always a hit together. Try different kinds of cheese and odds are it will work just about every time. Add olives and it gets even more interesting, and a little salty. For the cheese, I used Trader Joe’s Le Delice de Borgogne, which is a triple cream, very soft, expensive gourmet cheese. By expensive, I mean $13/lb. But it’s really good! A brie or camembert also works well. For the olives, I used Trader Joe’s Olive Tapenade.

This is super simple to throw together: Spread some cheese on a Ritz cracker or slices of a French or sourdough baguette, then top it with green chiles and olive tapenade. Super simple! I tried it with just cheese and olives, cheese and green chiles, or all three. All are good. I also tried it with 505 Southwestern Sweet N’ Spicy salsa, also very good. I really like that touch of sweet.

Next time I’ll make this with a baguette rather than crackers. Preparation is quicker and bread goes especially well with this. Try it, you’ll like it!

Olive Chile Cheese Appetizers
 
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Ingredients
  • Ritz Crackers or sourdough baguette slices
  • Brie or camembert cheese (I used TJ's Le Delice de Borgogne)
  • Diced green chiles
  • Olive tapenade or minced olives
Instructions
  1. Spread each cracker or baguette slice with a layer of cheese, then top with green chiles and olive tapenade.
  2. For variety, top some with just green chiles, some with olive tapenade, and some with both!
  3. Note: do not heat; high fat French cheese will completely melt.
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Commentary:
Green chiles and cheese are always a hit together. Try different kinds of cheese and odds are it will work just about every time. Add olives and it gets even more interesting, and a little salty. For the cheese, I used Trader Joe's Le Delice de Borgogne, which is a triple cream, very soft, expensive gourmet cheese. By expensive, I mean $13/lb. But it's really good! A brie or camembert also works well. For the olives, I used Trader Joe's Olive Tapenade.

This is super simple to throw together: Spread some cheese on a Ritz cracker or slices of a French or sourdough baguette, then top it with green chiles and olive tapenade. Super simple! I tried it with just cheese and olives, cheese and green chiles, or all three. All are good. I also tried it with 505 Southwestern Sweet N' Spicy salsa, also very good. I really like that touch of sweet.

Next time I'll make this with a baguette rather than crackers. Preparation is quicker and bread goes especially well with this. Try it, you'll like it!

 

 

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