Olives, Cheese, Pickles, and Crudités

Zeytoon, Jibni, Kabeese ma Khudra (zey-toon, jib-nee, ka-beese, ma khud-dra)


Preparation info

  • Serves

    8 to 10

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Classic Lebanese Cuisine: 170 Fresh And Healthy Mediterranean Favorites

Classic Lebanese Cuisine

By Kamal Al-Faqih

Published 2009

  • About

An assortment of olives, cheeses, pickles, and raw vegetables is a colorful and interesting addition at mealtime or with drinks. It makes a beautiful centerpiece, and your friends and family will enjoy the different and delicious flavors and textures.


Specialty Ingredients

  • Pickled turnips, micti pickles, kalamata and green Greek olives, Kashkaval cheese, Halloumi or Ackawi cheese, or braided string cheese, all found at specialty markets or online.


Prepare Ahead

You can prepare the individual items one day in advance. Refrigerate them separately. Serve as directed.