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25 Best Olive Recipes for a Flavorful Meal

Olive lovers, rejoice! These fantastic olive recipes will add some extra love to your regular dinner rotation.

Olives are the secret ingredient that can add some depth and richness to your meals.

From zippy appetizers to hearty main courses, they’re sure to amp up any dish!

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In this roundup, you’ll find both classics and exciting recipes to add to your repertoire.

Whether you want it savory, fresh, or with some spice, there’s something for every palate!

So, why not give one (or all!) of these recipes a try? Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.

1. Gourmet Marinated Olives

I don’t know about you, but I love having a good snack handy when people stop by.

And what’s a better snack than olives? These marinated olives are not only pleasing to the eye, but they’re also delicious!

It’s packed with rich flavors with notes of herbs that will tantalize your tastebuds.

2. Spanish Spaghetti with Olives

We’ve all had a spaghetti dinner that felt a little underwhelming.

Sometimes, it’s just not quite flavorful enough.

This recipe is the answer no matter what kind of spaghetti blahs you’re having!

It has a flavorful Spanish twist that will become your new favorite weeknight dinner.

The olives add salty, briny flavors that amp up this recipe!

3. Salami Olive and Cream Cheese Pinwheels

Want a delicious snack that’s both simple and impressive? Look no further than salami olive and cream cheese pinwheels!

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These pinwheels are perfect for school lunches or parties. This recipe is a fantastic way to trick picky eaters into eating olives.

It’s simple enough to snack for an everyday snack but elegant enough for parties. The best part? They just take minutes to make!

4. Kalamata Olive and Rosemary Fougasse with Fresh Herb and Pepper Dipping Oil

Amp up the plain ol’ bland bread with this fantastic fougasse recipe. Adding some olives, herbs, and a rich dipping oil makes all the difference.

This bread’s golden-brown crust and airy interior make it perfect for soaking up oil.

It’s earthy and rich but has a hint of lightness that makes it fantastic.

5. Sicilian Swordfish with Olives and Capers

Try this tasty Sicilian recipe if you’re looking for a bright, flavorful way to enjoy fish! 

The saucy tomato is the perfect complement to the tender swordfish. And the capers and olives give this dish an extra kick.

The whole thing comes together quickly, and the result is something that tastes insanely good.

6. Farro Kale And Olive Salad

This salad is so yummy because it has fantastic textures and flavors. It’s full of healthy, fiber-rich ingredients that are good for you.

Every forkful of this salad features briny, nutty flavors with soft and crisp textures. The dressing for this salad adds some acidity to round out the taste.

It’s the perfect addition for dinner parties or a make-ahead lunch for the week.

7. Chicken with Cracked Olives

I love this recipe for chicken with cracked olives and herbs because it’s a one-pot wonder.

It features vibrant culinary traditions packed with fragrant herbs and salty olives. The addition of peppers adds a nice kick to this dish.

Plus, it’s pretty effortless to make! Just marinate the chicken, throw everything into a pot, and let it work its magic.

8. Cheddar Green Olive Dip

Cheesy, creamy, and delicious, this cheddar green olive dip is the perfect snack for parties.

It’s also the perfect treat for yourself when you want to stay in and watch Netflix.

Who doesn’t love olives? I mean, they’re salty and savory and just so delicious!

But they’re even better when combined with cream cheese, mayo, and cheddar cheese.

This dish is a great appetizer to take to a party, and it goes with just about anything. Pair it with crackers, tortilla chips, or even fresh veggies!

9. Pan Seared Fish With Tomatoes & Olives

This pan-seared fish is a great way to add heart-healthy ingredients to your diet.

The olive-tomato sauce is bright and flavorful, and the fish cooks up in a flash.

Best of all, this dish is ready in under 30 minutes! It’s the perfect addition to your repertoire for a light and hearty meal.

10. Olive Pizza with Red Onions

If you’re just getting started with olives, this is a great recipe to try. It combines the traditional flavors of pizza with red onions and olives.

It has the salty flavor of olives, the spice of red onion, and the cheese. It’s sure to fill your house with a heavenly smell while cooking.

Treat yourself to a slice of perfection and enjoy every bite!

11. Mediterranean Chicken With Olives And Oranges

This Mediterranean chicken recipe is delicious and flavorful.

Thanks to the oranges that contrast the salty olives, it has a wonderfully bright, citrus flavor.

The best part of this dish is that it goes perfectly with any food pairings. I like it over rice, but the options are endless.

You can also skip the grains and enjoy it with roasted potatoes.

When you’re looking for a way to make dinner more interesting, this is a must-try. Trust me, you won’t regret it!

12. Fried Olives

Fried olives are the perfect appetizer for any occasion. They’re crispy on the outside and soft and warm on the inside.

This deliciously unexpected treat will be a hit at your next party. Pair it with cheese, salami, or a variety of dips.

It’ll still taste amazing however you want to serve it.

Plus, it’s easy to make! Just coat the olives with egg batter and breadcrumbs, then let the air fryer work its magic.

13. Olive Tapenade

Olive tapenade is a salty, briny spread that’s great with almost everything. It’s made with olives, capers, herbs, and anchovies.

My favorite use for it is as a dip for crackers or crudités. I also love to spread it on crusty bread and baguettes. And sometimes, I use it as a pizza sauce.

14. Green Olive Pasta with Toasted Lemon Breadcrumbs

Looking for some fresh pasta dish that you can add to your repertoire? If so, check out this green olive pasta!

This dish has the rich flavors of briny olives, zesty lemon, and aromatic herbs. One taste of this stuff, and you’ll be blown away. 

15. Creamy Chicken with Olives and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

If you’re looking for a quick and filling meal, this dish is a must-try!

This creamy chicken with olives and sun-dried tomatoes uses minimal ingredients but packs a punch of flavor. 

The chicken is swimming in a flavorful, velvety sauce with olives.

It complements the tartness of the sun-dried tomatoes making a meal that’s delightful to eat.

16. Olive and Pepper-Stuffed Pork Loin (Paleo, Whole30)

I’ve been trying new pork loin recipes lately, and this is one of my faves! It has that classic pork loin flavor, but the stuffing amps up the taste.

It’s salty and meaty, with a little peppery kick. The flavors blend perfectly together, and the meat’s tenderness is just divine.

This dish is the perfect show-stopper at your next family gathering or dinner party.

17. Cod with Tomatoes

When you combine fresh fish, tomatoes, capers, and olives, what do you get? A flavorful meal that’s light and hearty!

The fish is gently simmered in a rich tomato sauce with capers and delicious olives. 

It’s an easy dish to pull together on a busy weeknight. But it’s also special enough to serve guests.

18. Slow-Roasted Salmon with Green Olive Salsa Verde

I like to think that slow cooking salmon is one of life’s simple pleasures. The fish is infused with tasty flavors through slow cooking, and it stays moist.

The addition of green olive salsa verde makes it even more intensely delicious. This recipe is so fool-proof, even beginners can make it perfect every time! 

19. Mediterranean Pasta

Once the weather warms up, this calls for a refreshing dish to enjoy! This pasta dish is a great way to celebrate a sunny day.

Mediterranean pasta is light, simple, and packed with flavor. It’s a mix of angel hair pasta, zesty lemon, and classic Mediterranean ingredients.

Capture the dreamy Italian seaside getaway with this dish from the comforts of your kitchen!

20. Chicken Provencal

What do you do when you have a busy day ahead of you but still want a delicious meal? Whip up this easy chicken Provencal recipe!

This dinner combines the fantastic flavors of chicken, white wine, tomatoes, olives, and basil. It’s a one-pan wonder that’s ready in just 40 minutes.

If you’re feeling fancy, garnish with fresh basil leaves and serve it with French bread.

21. Potato Salad With Olives And Capers

There’s nothing better than a good potato salad, am I right? But if you’re tired of the same old thing, try this recipe!

Potato salad is a classic side dish for any holiday or cookout. This version adds a twist to the traditional recipe with salty olives and capers.

It’s full of briny wonder, creamy goodness, and all the carbs your heart desires.

22. Chicken with Preserved Lemons & Green Olives

I love the rich, bold flavors of Moroccan cuisine. This recipe is a great way to get those delicious flavors on your table any day of the week.

The preserved lemons bring a bright, exciting flavor to the chicken. And the olives add a satisfyingly salty treat with every bite.

Serve it over a bed of rice or couscous for a tasty, filling meal!

23. Chopped Greek Salad 

This Greek salad recipe is a delicious way to get your fill of vegetables. It’s incredibly fresh, crisp, and loaded with bold Greek flavors.

The freshly chopped veggies, hearty olives, and creamy feta cheese make this salad a winner!

24. One-Pan Greek Chicken with Artichokes and Olives

Whenever I want something bright, meaty, and filling for dinner, this is my go-to recipe!

If you’re like me, you’ll love the incredible flavors of this one-pan dish.

It’s brimming with hearty flavors from the olives, artichokes, spices, and juicy chicken. The best part? It’s ready in under 40 minutes!

25. Green Olive And Egg Potato Salad

Looking for the perfect side to bring to your next summertime cookout? Search no further than this green olive and egg potato salad.

It’s equal parts salty, savory, and creamy that will surely be a hit. This version of potato salad will leave you feeling full and satisfied for hours.

25 Best Ways to Use Olives for a Flavorful Meal

These olive recipes add flavor and depth to your meals! From spaghetti to swordfish to pizza and dips, always be sure to have a jar of olives on hand.


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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