When it comes to cooking with olives, the possibilities are endless. Olives add a delicious, salty flavor to any dish, and they can be used in so many different ways.
If you’re looking for some new and interesting recipes to make with olives, look no further. Here are some delicious ideas that are sure to please.
Roasted Olives with Parmesan
Olives are a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of dishes. They can be eaten on their own or used as an ingredient in other dishes. One of the most popular ways to eat olives is to roast them. This method of cooking brings out the natural flavor of the olives and makes them a great addition to any meal. To roast olives, you will need the following:
- 1 cup of olives
- 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, combine all of the ingredients in a baking dish and stir to coat the olives with the olive oil and Parmesan cheese. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the olives are browned, and the cheese is melted. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Spicy Olives with Lemon and Thyme
Try making your own spice-infused olives at home for a salty, savory treat. It’s a simple process that only requires a few ingredients: olives, lemon, thyme, and your favorite spices. The olives can be any type you like, but we recommend a mix of green and black for the best flavor. Start by packing the olives into a clean jar, then add the lemon and thyme. For a little extra zing, add a pinch or two of your favorite spices. We like to use cayenne pepper, but you can use whatever you like. Once everything is in the jar, give it a good shake to mix everything together, then put it in the fridge to marinate for at least 24 hours. After that, they’re ready to eat! Enjoy them as a snack, or use them to garnish your favorite dishes.
Garlic and Herb Marinated Olives
These garlic and herb-marinated olives are the perfect appetizers for your next party! Packed with flavor, they are sure to be a hit with your guests. The olives are first soaked in a mixture of olive oil, garlic, and herbs, then marinated for 24 hours. This allows the flavors to really permeate the olives, resulting in a deliciously flavorful dish. When you’re ready to serve, simply drain the olives and enjoy. You can also add them to your favorite salad or use them as a topping for pizzas and pasta. However you enjoy them, these garlic and herb-marinated olives are sure to please.
Black Olive Tapenade
A flavorful and elegant appetizer, the black olive tapenade is a perfect way to start a dinner party. The combination of black olives, garlic, capers, and olive oil creates a rich and complex flavor that is sure to please even the most discerning guests. Tapenade can be served on crackers or bread or even spooned over grilled chicken or fish. Best of all, it can be made ahead of time, so you can enjoy your own party instead of being stuck in the kitchen. Whether you’re hosting an intimate gathering or a large celebration, the black olive tapenade is sure to be a hit.
Classic Greek Salad with Olives
The classic Greek salad is a simple but delicious dish that is perfect for a light lunch or a side salad. The salad includes just a few ingredients: lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, feta cheese, and a simple vinaigrette dressing. Fresh and high-quality ingredients are key to making a great Greek salad. The lettuce should be crisp, and the tomatoes ripe and juicy. The cucumbers should be crunchy, and the olives should be plump and briny. The feta cheese should be creamy and tangy. And the dressing should be light but flavorful. When all of these ingredients come together, they create a salad that is both refreshing and satisfying.