When you want to have a party-starter that's fun, easy and attention-getting, then you should be thinking of the B.O.L.T. No, not a metal bolt, but one made with delicious large, California olives.
1/2 lb. thick-cut bacon slices
2 - 6.0 oz. cans PEARLS Pitted Black Olives
1/2 head iceberg or butter lettuce
1/2 cup grape tomatoes or about 36 mini tomatoes
36 4-inch large toothpicks or cocktail skewers
Cook bacon until almost crispy (it needs to remain slightly soft for skewering). Drain and cut into one inch segments. Cut lettuce into half-inch squares.
To assemble, fold a piece of bacon in half and skewer it with the toothpick. Follow with a black olive, then a lettuce square, another olive and tomato.
Arrange the finished B.O.L.T.s on a serving plate or insert skewers into a block of cheese for a fun party table centerpiece.