Green olives are tossed in breadcrumbs and fried for a simple yet delicious snack or hors d'oeuvre. See the recipe for Fried Olives ». Maxime Iattoni

From fruity Italian cerignolas to firm and buttery luques and even briny California olives from the can, green olives are great as a stand-alone snack, marinated at home with spices of your choosing, or used to add flavor to a wide variety of dishes. To showcase this versatility, we’ve collected 15 recipes to inspire you, from simple fried green olives to an aromatic chicken, olive, and lemon tagine.

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