This Roasted Olives Recipe features a variety of olives, caperberries, garlic, herbs, and soft and mellow feta cheese to finish it off. It is a quick, easy and elegant olives appetizer that will surely impress!
This is my kind of recipe.
I keep the ingredients on hand and can easily whip out this attractive and delicious appetizer in less than a half-hour. In fact, I have even frozen the feta and it defrosts just fine.
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Truthfully, the most time-consuming part of this Roasted Olives Recipe is peeling the garlic, but if you have a silicone garlic peeler, then even that process is quick.
Roasted Olives Recipe Ingredients:
While the buttery Castelvetrano olives will always be my favorite, feel free to use any combination of olives that you prefer. I opt for pitted olives and the addition of caperberries, but this recipe is endlessly flexible.
Of course, this assumes you like olives. A friend of mine just recently told me she didn’t like olives! I mean, is that a thing? I didn’t even know people like that existed!
You can serve this delicious olive appetizer warm, right from the oven or at room temperature, just put out some little plates and toothpicks and let your guests enjoy.
- 8.5 ounces Caperberries, drained
- 8 ounces pitted Castelvetrano Olives, drained
- 4 ounce pitted Kalamata Olives, drained
- 10 garlic cloves, peeled and cut in half
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp minced fresh rosemary
- 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
- 1/2 tsp crushed fennel seeds
- 1/2 pound fresh, mild feta...cubed, I use Pastures of Eden Feta Cheese and I get it at Trader Joe's
- Preheat oven to 450°
- Spread olives, caperberries and garlic on a rimmed baking sheet
- Sprinkle herbs and olive oil over olives and stir/shake to mix.
- Bake for 12 minutes.
- While olives are roasting, place cubed feta on a serving platter
- Remove olives from oven and spoon over feta cheese.
- Serve warm or at room temperature.
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- McCormick Crushed Red Pepper, 13 oz (packaging may vary)
- Organic Black Kalamata Olives - NON-GMO - Gluten Free - Large - Pitted - USDA Certified Organic (13.1 oz) - Product of Kalamata, Greece - Brine With Sea Salt, Water and Organic Vinegar
- Sanniti Pitted Castelvetrano Olives - 19 Ounce Jar
- Campomar Pickles and more (Organic Caperberries)
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 184Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 592mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 5g
If you like olives as much as we do, make sure to check out my Marinated Castelvetrano Olives recipe…a family favorite.
And, if you are looking for another appetizer, check out my grilled artichokes.
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