This is an exciting week for me and MarocMama, it’s a full week of olive love! It should come as no surprise to many that we eat a lot of olives. Morocco is well known for their olives and olive oil. I always come home with kilos of them in my suitcase. But they only last so long. My go-to olives have always been the Lindsay brand, just like they were for my mom and grandma. I didn’t even realize until I was a grown-up and doing my own shopping that there was another brand of olives! So when I headed to Washington DC a few months ago for Eat, Write, Retreat and learned Lindsay was one of the sponsors I was so excited. After gushing about my love affair to the lovely Lindsay ladies we put together a great idea for posts featuring olives and summer parties. So get your party hats on because I’ve got some great ideas for your summer parties.
Olives are great for summer or winter but I think they are an obvious choice for summer entertaining. All of the recipes I’ve created can be made without turning on your oven or range (but you certainly can use your oven if needed). But you will need your grill and a slow-cooker. (Who wants to be inside in summer? Not me!) They also are all recipes that can be done quickly and made for a large crowd.
I’ve used a variety of Lindsay Olive products that I got in my local grocery store. So if I can find them in my rural Midwestern grocery you’ll be able to find them in your local stores as well.
So let’s get the party started! Today’s recipe is for a Cheesy Olive Spread Crostini. You can make the spread ahead of time and store until ready to put together.
- 1/2 can Lindsay Black Olive Naturals
- 3 oz cream cheese
- 3 oz ricotta cheese
- 1 tsp crushed garlic
- pinch of salt and pepper
- French Baguette
- melted butter or olive oil for brushing bread