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


Easy olive recipes

Puttanesca pasta

This one-pan puttanesca make a really easy midweek meal for one. The pasta soaks up the flavours, and the starch from the pasta makes the sauce rich and creamy. It also makes for less washing up.

One Pot Puttanesca Recipe

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

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

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.

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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

Olive 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.

Tapenade Recipe


Olives pair with anchovies and guindilla peppers to make this effortless Spanish-style snack.

A selection of olives, peppers and anchovies on cocktail sticks with a bowl of almonds and three glasses of vermouth

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

Lamb chops with green olive and orange salsa

Make a seasonal salsa using Nocellara olives, orange and rosemary and then pile it on top of your buttery lamb chops for a great light dinner choice.

Lamb chops with an orange salsa on a green dinner plate

Griddled tuna with olive and parsley salad

Serve grilled tuna with a green olive salad and new potatoes on the side for a healthy midweek meal.

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.

New Potato Pizza Recipe With Green Olives

Deep-fried olives stuffed with ricotta and Guindilla chilli

These seasonal olives are stuffed with fiery ricotta, rolled in panko breadcrumbs and deep-fried until golden to make the perfect bite-sized party treat.

A small bowl of deep-fried olives with a wedge of lemon on the side

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

Comté cheese and olive scones

Salty green olives and sweet, nutty comté combine to make these grown-up scones, best eaten loaded with salted butter.

Square savoury scones on a wooden board with a dish of butter on the side

Olive linguine with 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

olive gnocchi with parsley and caper salad

This recipe for creamy gnocchi with olive, parsley and caper salad is 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

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 and olives. 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 sandwiches are packed with cured meats and 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

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.

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