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Olives – Love ‘Em Or Hate ‘Em? 12 Delicious Ways To Cook With Olives

When I saw this recipe from my friend Cassie of Bake Your Day, I immediately got cravings for it. You see, olives do that to me. I am slightly obsessed with olives, and I know there are others out there that feel the same way…right? You could imagine my happiness when I realized my daughter shared my love of olives as well as the fun of eating them off of our fingers, one by one. We all do that too, right?

Well, olive lovers rejoice! Not only is Cassie sharing this mouth watering recipe, but she is also hosting a giveaway sponsored by Lindsay Olives where a lucky reader can win a 12-pack of their new recloseable olives – I have got to get my hands on those! Hop over to her blog for the recipe and to enter the giveaway…but first, check out these 12 absolutely delicious ways to cook with olives. Warning: be prepared to get hungry!!

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  • Chicken with Olives 1 of 12
    Chicken with Olives
    This rustic chicken dish comes together in a snap with just a few key ingredients. Serve it up with some rice or pasta or even just a simple green salad for a wholesome weeknight meal.
    Make Paula's chicken with olives
  • Greek Panzanella 2 of 12
    Greek Panzanella
    Have you ever tried panzanella aka "bread salad"? If not, then this is the recipe to try...toasted bread cubes paired up with your favorite parts of a Greek salad, which of course includes olives and feta!
    Make Greek panzanella
  • Roasted Garlic and Olive Focaccia 3 of 12
    Roasted Garlic and Olive Focaccia
    Who wouldn't love a nice piece of this flavorful and festive bread? I love the sweet mild flavor of roasted garlic paired up with the beautiful color of black olives in this bread. This would make a wonderful addition to any Sunday pasta dinner.
    Make roasted garlic and olive focaccia
  • Cod en Papillote 4 of 12
    Cod en Papillote
    This light fish dish is perfect for those who are trying to incorporate low calorie healthy meals into their diets. The olives add a nice pop of flavor to the mild fish and fresh vegetables.
    Make cod en papillote
  • Italian Salad with Fresh Basil Vinaigrette 5 of 12
    Italian Salad with Fresh Basil Vinaigrette
    This is my kind of salad. You can't help but be drawn in to all the fresh and vibrant colors of the vegetables...and the beautiful basil dressing puts this over the top!
    Make Angie's Italian salad with fresh basil vinaigrette
  • Orzo Salad with Cannelini Beans and Olives 6 of 12
    Orzo Salad with Cannelini Beans and Olives
    With warmer spring weather approaching, pasta salads like this one make a great easy weeknight dinner. Keep it on the lighter side as a vegetarian dish or pair it up with grilled chicken or shrimp for a heartier meal.
    Make orzo salad with cannellini beans and olives
  • Olive Tapenade 7 of 12
    Olive Tapenade
    With just a few ingredients you have yourself an elegant and delicious addition to serve along with fresh bruschetta and crostini.
    Make Angie's olive tapenade
  • Bucatini with Vegetarian Ragu 8 of 12
    Bucatini with Vegetarian Ragu
    Olives, along with a few other ingredients, bulk up this vegetarian pasta dish to where you'll never miss the meat! This sauce makes great way to use up leftovers from your fridge.
    Make Angie's bucatini with vegetarian ragu
  • Pan Grilled Chicken with Olives and Tomatoes 9 of 12
    Pan Grilled Chicken with Olives and Tomatoes
    Enjoy the true flavors of the Mediterranean in this simple but beautiful chicken dish. It's simplicity makes it perfect for a quick and healthy weeknight dinner.
    Make Cassie's pan grilled chicken with olives and tomatoes
  • Simple Pasta Puttanesca 10 of 12
    Simple Pasta Puttanesca
    I could eat simple pasta like this every day. With just a few ingredients and very straightforward instructions, this dish works perfectly for a weekday pasta dinner.
    Make simple pasta puttanesca
  • Red Pepper Pesto Pasta with Olives 11 of 12
    Red Pepper Pesto Pasta with Olives
    I could see this pasta sauce becoming a family favorite in my house. With the help of jarred roasted red peppers, this sauce comes together quickly and easily and looks beautiful in contrast to the tasty black olives and pasta.
    Make red pepper pesto pasta with olives
  • Spaghetti with Olives and Lemon 12 of 12
    Spaghetti with Olives and Lemon
    In the time your pasta cooks, you'll have yourself a bright and delicious simple pasta dinner. A bowl of this would be perfect for a warm spring night while sipping on a glass of chilled white wine.
    Make Paula's spaghetti with olives and lemon

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