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Back-to-School Food Art with California Ripe Olives

Ripe olives are tasty and versatile when it comes to creating fun and delicious food art. Screen reader support enabled.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: food art, Ripe olives


  • white bread
  • California Black Ripe Olives
  • carrots
  • Cucumbers
  • Cheese
  • Other veggies: You can substitute out any of the veggies such as bell peppers, sweet potatoes, or something else to make the pins
  • Cream cheese optional


  • Free hand cut a bowling pin out of cheese (the easiest medium to work with)
  • Then use that pin as a stencil to cut out 9 more pins out of the veggies of your choice, I used a mandolin cutter to slice my veggies thin for this part.
  • Put a thin layer of cream cheese over your bread (optional)
  • Then create your scene by laying your pins, four on the top, then three, then two, then one.
  • Further decorate your pins using thin slices of California Black Ripe Olives
  • Create a "lane" with cheese, cucumbers, or your choice of veggies.
  • Create a "bowling ball" with a California Black Ripe Olives
  • Assemble your scene on a plate, and let your kids dig into their healthy lunch!