Olives bring a pleasant tang to any dish. Their saltiness is almost addictive and their naturally meaty texture makes them irresistible. Can you tell we are olive lovers?
So what can you cook with olives? Virtually anything! To prove it we've gathered some of the best recipes with olives from our collection. These recipes will give you a newfound appreciation for this humble Mediterranean ingredient and guide you to create flavorful masterpieces.
Recipes with Black Olives
For starters, you could make this delectable Greek-style potato salad with black olives, feta cheese, basil and peppers.
If you haven't given up carbs then you'll give this crostini recipe a try. The beautifully toasted bread is slathered with a black olive puree spiked with capers, pine nuts and garlic.
There's nothing like biting into a slice of salty focaccia studded with olives. Learn how to make it.
Black olives are a must in the preparation of the famous Portuguese bacalhau a Bras: a hearty dish of salted cod fish, potatoes and eggs.
Latin Recipes with Olives
Green olives are the favored variety across Latin America, particularly the ones stuffed with pimentos, a legacy left by the Spanish conquerors.
Olives are an essential component of rice dishes such as the Puerto Rican arroz con gandules (pictured below) and Cuban rice with olives (pictured above).
You could also indulge in this creative quesadilla recipe that pairs goat cheese, black olives and chili peppers.
Pizza Recipes with Olives
Of course, olives are a popular pizza topping so why not try to make your own delicious pizza at home?
You could tip toe in pizza territory by making these mini pizzas with tomatoes, black olives and a drizzle of pesto.
Here is another decadent pizza option: top the dough with ribbons of zucchini, mushroom slices, Parmesan cheese and black olives. Get the recipe.
Or go all out and prepare a veggie lovers pizza with red onion, olives, tomatoes, peppers and fresh herbs.