31 Lovely Recipes that Say “Olive You”

Hello and welcome to this thing we’re doing where we help you figure out what you’re gonna put in your mouth this week. Some of these are recipes we’ve tried, some of these are recipes we’re looking forward to trying, all of them are fucking delicious. Tell us what you want to put in your piehole or suggest your own recipes, and we’ll talk about which things we made, which things we loved, and which things have changed us irreversibly as people. Last week we piqued your interest in pecans

I love olives. Green. Black. Kalamata. Big olives. Little olives. Stuffed olives. With pits and without. From a can. From a man. With a fox. In a box. Here and there. I would eat them anywhere.

1. Roasted Garlic and Olive Foccaccia

2. Swordfish, Ripe Green Olive & Preserved Lemon Skewers with Gremolata

3. Olive Bread Stuffing with Fennel

4. Herbed Green Olive, Pomegranate, and Walnut Salad

5. Homemade Mediterranean Olive Bread

6. Spanish Potato and Green Olive Soup

7. Candied Green Olives Recipe

8. Farro, Green Olive, and Feta Salad

9. Artichoke and Olive Pizza

10. Olive Chili

11. Beer Battered Fried Olives

12. Pickled Fragrance In Chinese Olive Fried Rice

13. Olive Pickles

14. Olive-Stuffed Goat Cheese Bites

15. Coriander and Green Olive Hummus Recipe

16. Fresh Tomato Sauce with Herbs and Olives

17. Kalamata-Basil Cream Cheese Spread

18. Spinach, Feta, Kalamata, and Olive Stromboli

19. Kalamata Olive Bread with Oregano

20. Goat Cheese Stuffed Olives

21. Spicy Olive Cornbread Bites

22. Chicken, Orzo, Spinach Skillet with Kalamata Olives, Tomatoes, and Basil

23. White Chocolate and Olive Panini Recipe

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Greek Quinoa Omelets with Feta and Tzatziki

24. Olive Stuffed Meatballs

25. Eggplant Tomato Gratin with Mint, Feta & Kalamata Olives

26. Misti Achar (Sweet Olive Pickle)

27. Turkey Burgers with Tomato Jam, Feta, and Kalamata Olives

28. Sun Blushed Tomato, Black Olive and Oregano Muffins

29. Chicken Chili Mac-n-Cheese

30. California Sage and Olive Meatloaf

31. Butternut Squash, Olive and Cranberry Stuffing

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KaeLyn is a 40-year-old hard femme bisexual dino mom. You can typically find her binge-watching TV, standing somewhere with a mic or a sign in her hand, over-caffeinating herself, or just generally doing too many things at once. She lives in Upstate NY with her spouse, a baby T. rex, a scaredy cat, an elderly betta fish, and two rascally rabbits. You can buy her debut book, Girls Resist! A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution if you want to, if you feel like it, if that's a thing that interests you or whatever.

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  1. I just got into bed and clicked on Autostraddle and now ALL I CAN THINK ABOUT IS EATING ALL THESE DELICIOUS OLIVE RECIPES.

    They look so damn good.

    • Well, sweet dreams, then! I hope you dream of eating your way through an olive buffet with the celesbian dreamboat of your choice.

  2. You need to stop making these articles where all i can do for the rest of the morning is try to decide which one or two to make (don’t ever stop!) ♡

  3. Olives are the perfect food so this is the perfect roundup.

    (I had an ex who hated my hyperbole. I told her I was literally the most ashamed I made her feel that way. :D)

  4. I just happen to have a bunch of olives in the house. The only problem now is which thing to make first, so many delicious things!!!

  5. Oh man, unfortunate timing! I’m sure all of these recipes are delicious, but somehow seeing a bunch of pictures of olives first thing in the morning is just…not…good…

  6. My fave olive thing is those little balls of like, cheese bread wrapped around an olive and baked. They’re the best appetizer, also pretty easy to make.

  7. One time I realized that putting kalamata olive brine in mashed potatoes was way better than plain old salt and after that I never threw away olive brine again.

    Thank you for these delicious recipes.

  8. OLIVES IN A SOUP?!?!?!?
    olives are the best food, i have been eating them by the jar lately. thank you!

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