Herbed Olives

Fall 2004, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)

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Dried herbs and crushed garlic dress up your favorite olives.

"Add some cherry tomatoes and little cubes of mozzarella and you've got yourself an elegant Greek delight of an appetizer. "
Herbed Olives

Makes: 16 servings, about 4 olives each

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  • 3 cups of your favorite olives
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste


  1. Toss olives, oil, oregano, basil, garlic and pepper in a medium bowl.


Per serving: 47 calories; 5 g fat (1 g sat, 3 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 1 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 0 g protein; 0 g fiber; 245 mg sodium; 0 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Monounsaturated fats.

Exchanges: free food

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