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Grilled Tuna with Olive Relish

A simple relish of parsley and olives jazzes up grilled tuna. Make it a meal: Serve with grilled vegetables and steamed new potatoes.

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Green Olive & Almond Spread

Serve this simple but unique spread with zucchini or cucumber rounds or fire-toasted thin baguette slices.

» Green Olive & Almond Spread

Provolone & Olive Stuffed Chicken Breasts

This is an elegant dish. Making a pocket in the chicken breast to hold the stuffing is easy, particularly if you use a good, sharp, thin-bladed knife. Browning the chicken in a skillet before baking gives it a beautiful golden color. Finishing it in the oven ensures that it cooks evenly throughout.

» Provolone & Olive Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Tuna Pasta with Olives & Artichokes

Here we toss grilled tuna with pasta, artichoke hearts, green olives and tomatoes. Grilling the tuna gives this ultra-fresh pasta dish a subtle smokiness. But if you’re pressed for time, try canned tuna in place of the grilled fish.

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Marinated Olives & Feta

Olives and feta marinated with rosemary, lemon and garlic are great served on crisp flatbread-style crackers or warm slices of crusty baguette.

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Fresh Tomato & Black Olive Pizza

Fresh tomato slices and chopped olives make a simple topping for this easy homemade pizza. If you want something more hearty, add slices of precooked chicken sausage before topping it with cheese. No time to make homemade dough? Look for whole-wheat pizza-dough balls at your supermarket. Check the ingredient list to make sure the dough doesn’t contain any hydrogenated oils. Serve with a mixed green salad tossed with a creamy herb dressing.

» Fresh Tomato & Black Olive Pizza

Sicilian Olive Chicken

This saucy one-skillet chicken dish is full of tomatoes, spinach, olives and capers. Try Kalamata olives in place of the green Sicilians or a combination of both. Serve over whole-wheat egg noodles with a mixed green salad on the side.

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It’s hard to believe that there once was a time when olives lay hidden away in the gourmet aisle of the supermarket. These flavorful and healthy little morsels are an easy way to bring life to any healthy recipe and are gaining in popularity thanks in part to the health benefits associated with Mediterranean cuisine. Explore the many varieties of olives, like kalamata olives, black olives or green olives for starters; from the strongly flavored to the more subtle, there are characteristics in olives to suit virtually every taste. The only sure guide in sorting out olive preference is your own sense of taste, so we’ve supplied some healthy recipes to help get you started. And whether you find a variety and stick to it, or enjoy them all, these healthy little cured fruits will add to your next meal.

Healthy Olive Recipes

An unusual and rich flavor combination; serve this salad...
Tangy lemon and briny olives perk up simple steamed...
Tangy green olives, sweet currants and creamy goat cheese...
Chicken, lemon and green olives are a classic Moroccan...
This sweet and salty sauce with dried cherries and port is...
The delicious combination of sweet, tart and savory flavors...
The olive, caper and tomato-based sauce in this healthy...
Fresh tomato slices and chopped olives make a simple...
In this sautéed butternut squash recipe, vinegary,...
A simple relish of parsley and olives jazzes up grilled...
Sure, orzo is good in soup, but there's no need to...
Capture the flavor of vine-ripened tomatoes with this...
This is an elegant dish. Making a pocket in the chicken...
The Mediterranean flavors of a warm tomato tapenade will...
The natural sugar in the vegetables caramelizes during...
Although you can use any firm-fleshed fish, such as halibut...
In this eggplant caponata recipe, the traditional eggplant...
This saucy one-skillet chicken dish is full of tomatoes,...
For this healthy rabbit stew recipe, lean rabbit or chicken...
Portobello caps make excellent mini casseroles. Here, they...
Here we toss grilled tuna with pasta, artichoke hearts,...

Healthy Olive Dip Recipes

Serve this simple but unique spread with zucchini or...
This makes a great finish for baked or broiled fish, or...
This zesty spin on standard tomato salsa includes sliced...

Healthy Marinated Olive Recipes

In this easy appetizer recipe, olives are marinated (...
Dried herbs and crushed garlic dress up your favorite...
Olives and feta marinated with rosemary, lemon and garlic...

Healthy Olive Bread Recipes

These rustic olive- and herb-flecked loaves are light-...

Healthy Olive Salad Recipes

This delightful Italian salad recipe brings together...
This vibrant summer salad goes well with just about any...

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