If you're looking for an easy appetizer recipe that's sure to impress your guests, look no further than our roasted olives. With just a few simple ingredients and minimal hands-on time, you can have a delicious and flavorful appetizer prepared that everyone will love!
An easy appetizer recipe should require minimal ingredients and be versatile.
There is nothing worse than needing to pull together a quick bite to eat, but having zero idea where to start. Thankfully, if you have a can of olives on hand in most cases you are good to go.
Honestly, I love ingredients that have real pantry power like California ripe olives. They're shelf stable, always delicious, and good for you too!
Ingredients needed to make Roasted California Ripe Olives
- 1 cup of California ripe green olives
- 4 garlic cloves that have been smashed
- 3 sprigs of thyme
- 1 sprig of rosemary
- ¼ cup of olive oil
- 1 teaspoon of Calabrian red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon of lemon zest.
Curious to learn more about California ripe olives?
California ripe olives are harvested when they are still green and unripened, giving them a distinct flavor and texture compared to black olives.
I recently visited Olivaia Olive Ranch in California and toured the grove of olive trees with Giulio Zavolta and Dr. Rachelle Bross to learn all about how California ripe olives are grown. You can read my interview with them by clicking here.
How Ripe Olives are Grown in California
Ripe Olives from the Golden State have a unique flavor unlike any other olives on the market.
They are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, which make them a healthy and delicious addition to your diet.
Click here to read the article I wrote about ripe olives on California Grown.
Now, back to the recipe!! Our Roasted California Ripe Olives are a versatile ingredient that can be enjoyed on their own or used in a variety of dishes, including easy appetizer recipes like the stuffed mushroom caps below.
Roasted Olive & Feta Stuffed Mushroom Caps
We created this easy, stuffed mushroom cap recipe for California Grown and we think you are going to love it!
This delicious appetizer is loaded with BIG flavor from feta cheese, our Roasted Ripe California Olives, and roasted red peppers.
Click here to try this easy appetizer recipe.
This easy appetizer recipe is perfect for any holiday or New Year's party! It's a quick and simple way to impress your guests with a delicious and flavorful dish. So, next time you're looking for an easy appetizer recipe, give these roasted olives a try – I promise you won't be disappointed!
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Roasted California Ripe Olives
This is an easy appetizer recipe with California Ripe Olives for when you need something delicious, fast!
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 15
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 11 servings 1x
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegan
1 ( 6-ounce) can of California ripe green olives
4 garlic cloves that have been smashed
3 sprigs of thyme
1 sprig of rosemary
¼ cup of olive oil
1 teaspoon of Calabrian red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon of lemon zest.
Preheat the oven to 425 F and line a sheet pan with parchment.
On a baking sheet, mix together the olives, garlic cloves, herbs, and olive oil.
Bake for 15 minutes, or until the olives are heated through and the herbs are fragrant. Toss the roasted olives with the red pepper flakes and lemon zest. Serve warm.
- Serving Size: 6 olives
- Calories: 47
- Sugar: 0 g
- Sodium: 5.9 mg
- Fat: 5.2 g
- Carbohydrates: 0.6 g
- Protein: 0.1 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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