For those of you who know me, well, you KNOW that I’m an olive lover! And, these oven roasted olives just take my beloved salty bites off the charts!
I can’t remember when I ate my first olive, but it was most likely in childhood. And, it was probably just a green olive with pimento stuffing. Nothing fancy. Nothing exotic. Just an olive. But, there was simply something about the texture, flavors and taste that immediately made me fall in love with this food. Maybe it’s my love of so many things Middle Eastern. And, well, some of my Middle Eastern heritage (yes, I’ve had the 23 and Me thingeee done).
Now, I can eat olives in so many things. Even on a hot dog. A big old grilled ballpark frank, grilled onions, lots of classic yellow mustard, and OLIVES. And, give me a burger, nice and grilled, topped with lots of chopped olives, onions, dill pickles, greens, tomatoes and classic yellow mustard. I also just adore cooking with olives. If you just put the word ‘olives’ in my search bar, check out what you’ll find! Amazing ideas with olives, like this celery salad, which is one of my most PINNED recipes!
There are so many possibilities for these oven roasted olives. From slathering some creamed cheese on grilled flatbread and adding some of this olive medley to topping your favorite pasta with this olive medley. Just let your imagination run wild. Go ahead. Get crazy with olives! xoxo ~ally