10 Recipes to Prove That Everything Is Better with Olives

Last Updated June 08, 2017
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Orange and Olive Salad

Orange and Olive Salad
When I’m having a fairly heavy meal, I crave a fresh salad alongside. The savoriness of the sauce really brings out the sweet-tartness of the oranges, and the citrus in turn brightens the heavier...

Braised Chicken with Olives & Bay Leaves

From one of my most treasured cookbooks comes this simple, homey recipe. Feel free to substitute rabbit or pork shoulder. Hesser suggests serving it with potatoes mashed with butter and cream. Recipe...

Green Olive and Orange Tapenade

Green Olive and Orange Tapenade
This tapenade is great spread on crostini as an hors d’oeuvre, smeared on broiled or grilled fish or tucked under the skin of a roast chicken. I also combine it with home-canned tuna to make a...

Nicoise Pizza with Olives, Red Peppers and Gruyere

Nicoise Pizza with Olives, Red Peppers and Gruyere
This is my twist on the classic French salad that also boasts tuna, green beans and hard-boiled eggs. I decided to leave those items off the pizza, but you can certainly add them after the pizza is...

Pan-Seared Tuna Steaks with Warm Tomato, Basil, and Olive Salad

Searing tuna steaks is lightning-fast; they cook to medium-rare in less than five minutes, and this zesty tomato-olive salad takes only a few minutes more.

Pan-Roasted Chicken with Olives and Lemon

This dish is elegant enough for entertaining but simple enough to make anytime.

Grilled Boneless Leg of Lamb with Black Olive Purée

This herb-and-garlic-rubbed lamb is super easy to make yet so full of flavor, especially when paired with a tangy olive spread and a squeeze of lemon. If you don’t have a grill (or the weather isn't...

Warm Olives

Olives take on a whole new set of flavors when warmed slightly on the stove top. Serve as an appetizer anytime for a fast party food.

Seared Sea Scallops With Roasted Garlic Polenta, Prosciutto and Olives

Sea scallops at the award-winning Pitcher Inn in Vermont.
Sue Schickler, executive chef of the luxurious Pitcher Inn in Warren, shares her recipe for Seared Sea Scallops With Roasted Garlic Polenta, Prosciutto and Olives.

Kalamata Olive Tart

The combination of Debbie’s whey ricotta and soft cheese lends an airy texture to this rustic tart, and the saltiness of the olives balances the rich flavor. Be sure to roll the dough as thinly as...
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