Baked Cod Loin Recipe with Olives

Best olives recipes

Our 25 best 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 and great for entertaining

Looking for olive recipes? Check out our fun ideas to use up olives. From easy tapenade recipes to olive bread, olive puttanesca pasta to hearty tagines. Green olives, black olives, nocellara olives, we’ve got olive recipes for all varieties…


Chicken, red pepper and olive cacciatore

This summery Italian one-pot is easy to make and freezes brilliantly, plus, it’s low cal and gluten free. The recipe is easily halved if you only want to serve 3-4 people. 

Chicken, red pepper and olive cacciatore

Olive bread recipe

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.

Slow-cooked squid with olives and tomatoes

This easy recipe needs a little TLC to put together but it’s well worth the effort! For the ultimate comfort food, serve this herby tomato fish dish with a hunk of freshly toasted ciabatta.

Slow-cooked squid with olives and tomatoes

Spicy merguez and cod tray roast

Spicy, smoky lamb merguez gives this sauce a rich, deep flavour and combines really well with the cod. You could also use cooking chorizo for a similar result.

Merguez Sausage Recipe with Cod and Harissa Sauce

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.

Griddled tuna with olive and parsley salad

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.

New Potato Pizza Recipe With Green Olives

Steak, olive and tomato salad

Looking for a simple midweek meal? Try this super succulent steak, tomato and olive salad. It’s quick, easy and full of flavour.

Steak, Tomato and Olive Salad Recipe

Chicken traybake with olives, lemon and orzo

This chicken tray bake with lemon, olives and orzo is a great midweek meal for all the family. It’s super simple, and low in calories.

Chicken Tray Bake Recipe With Lemon, Olives and Orzo

Linguine with olives, savoy cabbage and feta

Check out this super simple linguine recipe with olives and savoy cabbage. Packed with plenty of flavour this easy recipe makes a quick midweek meal.

Linguine Recipe With Savoy Cabbage, Olives and Feta

Chilli-salt salmon with chopped olive salad

Check out this quick and simple marinaded chilli-salt salmon. This colourful recipe is not only easy to make it’s low in calories, too.

Chilli Salmon Recipe with Chopped Salad

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

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.

Baked Cod Loin Recipe with Olives

Sweet potato pizza with olives and serrano ham

Check out this super simple, low calorie pizza using sweet potato. This easy recipe is a great way to make midweek family meals more exciting, yet still being healthy.

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.

Penne with Chopped Puttanesca Sauce Recipe

Lemon poussin with tabbouleh and saffron

Check out this poussin recipe with preserved lemons. This easy dish makes a great alternative to any weekend roast recipe. Serve with freshly chopped tabbouleh salad and a smooth saffron yogurt.

Poussin Recipe with Preserved Lemons and Tabbouleh


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.

Easy Meatball Recipe With Tomato and Green Olive

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.

Warm olives with pickled lemon and fennel

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.

Meat vs veg patchwork pizza

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.

Linguine with fresh puttanesca sauce


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.


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.