23965

Best ever olive recipes

Our 17 best ever olive recipes add a mediterranean touch to your dishes. From smart appetisers to hearty stews and low calorie salads, our olive recipes are easy to make


Green olive and new potato pizzas

Make an easy tomato-less pizza in minutes using a ciabatta bread mix. No need to knead, or leave to rise, so you can enjoy homemade pizza in the week in under an hour. This vegetarian recipe has new potatoes, green olives and taleggio for toppings.

Advertisement

Cod, cherry tomato and green olive tray roast

This recipe for cod, cherry tomato and green olive tray roast is so quick and easy to prepare but looks impressive when you pull it out of the oven. Serve with a big bowl of buttered orzo


Creamy gnocchi with olive, parsley and caper salad

This recipe for creamy gnocchi with olive, parsley and caper salad is easy and ready in just 15 minutes


Mini herb, green olive & buttermilk cornbreads

We love cornbread, and with this recipe for mini herb, green olive & buttermilk cornbreads we’ve made it even better. They’re really easy to make, are ready in under an hour but look really impressive. 


Griddled tuna with olive and parsley salad

The best recipe for tuna that’s healthy too. Quick cooked oily fish like tuna make an easy midweek meal. Serve with a green olive salad with new potatoes on the side.


Penne with chopped puttanesca sauce

Penne pasta makes an easy midweek meal, and this healthy, raw tomato sauce makes it even quicker. With added olives, capers, garlic and chilli, it’s fresh and full of flavour.


Muffaletta

Muffaletta is packed with cured meats and a great olive salad. If you’re going on a picnic or just fancy making a seriously good sandwich, this stacked southern US super-sandwich from The Lockhart in London is for you.


Meatballs with tomato and green olive sauce

Meatballs are a great family and budget choice and can be made ahead and frozen. These easy pork meatballs are cooked in a rich tomato, garlic and olive sauce. Serve with pasta, rice or mash.


Warm olives with pickled lemon and fennel

This recipe makes a quick but impressive snack to serve with drinks. Heating the olives makes them absorb more flavour without having to marinade them for ages


Leek, green olive and sultana pissaladière

Pissaladière is a dish which originated from Nice in Southern France. The dough is usually a bread dough thicker than that of the classic Italian pizza. This is a great version using leeks, green olives and sultanas.


Lamb tagine

Spicy lamb tagine is a real crowd pleaser. It serves six so is great for feeding the family or a group of friends, or you can freeze it in smaller batches so that it’ll do several nights. 


Italian deli salad

This Italian deli-inspired salad is super-quick and really easy to make but it delivers those big, bold Italian flavours. Most of the ingredients will already be in your store cupboard, making a great midweek meal.


Meat vs veg patchwork pizza

Trying to please both veggies and meat-eaters? This patchwork pizza gives you the best of both worlds with pepperoni on one half and olives, capers and peppers on the other. 


Linguine with fresh puttanesca sauce

Our best puttanesca recipe. Make this tangy, salty, Italian favourite from scratch; perfect when you’re in a rush mid-week: on the table in 15 minutes.


Tapenade

Got 10 minutes to spare? Ditch the jar and make your own Provençal tapenade instead. Spread over toasted baguette for lunch or stuff into poultry for a main course.


Chicken cacciatore

We know you love this classic olive magazine recipe – it’s been one of our most popular recipes for years! We think it might just be the best chicken recipe EVER. Serve with a short pasta such as fusilli, or a big bowl of potatoes roasted with olive oil and rosemary.


Deep-fried stuffed olives

A deliciously moreish appetiser, these deep fried olives are stuffed with oozing cheese, cured meats and anchovies. The garlic mayo with saffron adds a Spanish kick. Check out our handy checklist for tips on deep frying.


You may also like…

10 starters that go with every meal

Best ever healthy one-pot recipes

Best ever exciting bread recipes

Best ever light pizza and flatbread recipes

Advertisement

Best ever healthy salad recipes under 500 calories