15 Olive Recipes That Are All About Brine

Eat them stuffed, fried, minced, braised...or straight from the jar, we won't judge

Vinegar-Marinated Potatoes with Olives and Capers | Francis Mallmann

Vinegar-Marinated Potatoes with Olives and Capers

This flavor-packed hors d'oeuvre from Francis Mallmann is topped with an umami-rich relish of capers, anchovies, and kalamata olives. Get the recipe for Vinegar-Marinated Potatoes with Olives and Capers »Paul Sirisalee | Food Styling: Eugene Jho
Dry-Cured Olives with Rosemary and Orange

Dry-Cured Olives with Rosemary and Orange

These olives are incredibly simple—all you have to do is mix them with orange zest and juice, rosemary, and pepper, then let them sit for an hour. Get the recipe for Dry-Cured Olives with Rosemary and Orange »Farideh Sadeghin

Green Minestrone with Kohlrabi, Olives, and Spinach Pesto

Green Minestrone with Kohlrabi, Olives, and Spinach Pesto
Josita Hartantom, the chef of Lucky Leek in Berlin, Germany, makes her minestrone with hearty kohlrabi and briny green olives. The soup is brightened by a fresh pesto, which is stirred in just before serving. Green Minestrone with Kohlrabi, Olives, and Spinach Pesto »Matt Taylor-Gross
Black Olive Tapenade

Black Olive Tapenade

Tapenade, the traditional Provençal condiment made with black olives, is a versatile staple. Delicious when spread on little toasts for an aperitif, a spoonful also makes a great accompaniment to grilled fish or any kind of roast. Get the recipe for Black Olive Tapenade »Justin Walker
Black Olive Clafoutis

Clafoutis aux Olives Noires Confites (Candied Black Olive Cake)

Olives are candied in simple syrup and then sunk into a flan-like cake in this recipe from chef Lionel Lévy. Get the recipe for Clafoutis aux Olives Noires Confites (Candied Black Olive Cake) »Ingalls Photography

Salmon with Green Olive and Ramp Beurre Blanc

Salmon with Green Olive and Ramp Beurre Blanc
Classic beurre blanc enhanced with ramps and chopped Cerignola olives makes a creamy, velvety sauce for grilled salmon. Get the recipe for Salmon with Green Olive and Ramp Beurre Blanc »Farideh Sadeghin

Fried Stuffed Castelvetrano Olives

Fried Stuffed Castelvetrano Olives
Making for a substantial snack, Rosa Pepe stuffs olives with a simple beef and pork filling; then dredges them in breadcrumbs before crisping them up in the deep-fryer. Fried Stuffed Castelvetrano Olives »Romulo Yanes
Swordfish with Olives and Capers

Swordfish with Olives and Capers

In this hearty dish, meaty swordfish steaks are matched with a rustic, briny sauce of tomatoes, olives, and capers. Swordfish with Olives and Capers »Joseph De Leo

Goat Cheese Crostini with Fig-Olive Tapenade

Goat Cheese Crostini with Fig-Olive Tapenade
A tangy-sweet tapenade made with dried figs, kalamata olives, and capers is the perfect foil for mild goat cheese in this easy appetizer. Get the recipe for Goat Cheese Crostini with Fig-Olive Tapenade »Signe Birck
Salted Cod Casserole

Portuguese Salted Cod, Egg, and Potato Baked Casserole

The ingredients in this Portuguese casserole make it great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Get the recipe for Portuguese Salted Cod, Egg, and Potato Baked Casserole »Matt Taylor-Gross

Smoky Baba Ghannouj with Oil-Cured Black Olives

Smoky Baba Ghannouj with Oil-Cured Black Olives
Mayonnaise ensures a creamy, smooth texture in this Midwestern riff on the classic Mediterranean dip by cookbook author Amy Thielen. Chopped cumin seeds add spice and a little crunch to the smoky eggplant. Get the recipe for Smoky Baba Ghannouj with Oil-Cured Black Olives »William Hereford
Cuban-Style Chicken Stew (Fricasé de Pollo)

Cuban-Style Chicken Stew (Fricasé de Pollo)

Nitza Villapol, the legendary Cuban cook and author, taught generations of islanders and exiles to make this hearty chicken stew. It draws flavor from alcaparrado, a mix of pimento-stuffed olives and capers, and sweetness from raisins. Get the recipe for Cuban-Style Chicken Stew (Fricasé de Pollo) »Andre Baranowski
Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore

With roots in northern Italy, this stew—prepared hunter's wife style—has numerous regional variations based on the concept of braising chicken in tomatoes, wine, or both. Get the recipe for Chicken Cacciatore »Joseph De Leo

Summer Bolognese

Simple Weeknight Meal, Summer bolognese
This recipe for summer bolognese has the classic comfort of bolognese, but without the heaviness of a red sauce, instead embracing the summer's bounty of gorgeous tomatoes and fresh basil. Get the recipe for Summer Bolognese »Farideh Sadeghin

Beef Short Ribs Empanadas

Beef Short Ribs Empanadas
In his version of Chilean empanadas, chef Rodolfo Guzmán of Boragó replaces lean ground chuck with rich beef short ribs, which make each bite tender. Get the recipe for Beef Short Ribs Empanadas »Justin Walker