Tag: olives

Roasted Eggplant, Fava Bean and Feta Salad

Ingredients: 1 medium eggplant, cubed 2 small sweet onions*, sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup fresh, shelled fava beans 1 cup mixed olive-cured spicy olives**, sliced 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1 cup cubed feta sea salt freshly ground black pepper olive oil Directions: Preheat oven to 375. Line […]

Salade Niçoise Inspired Tuna Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 2 5-oz cans albacore tuna, drained 1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives 2 tablespoons capote capers 1 lb asparagus, steamed and cut into 2 inch pieces 4 hard-boiled eggs, coarsely chopped 1/2 small red onion, diced 10 oz cooked pasta (I used cellentani aka cavatappi) 2-3 tablespoons white wine vinegar […]

Crispy Chicken Thighs with Cauliflower, Artichoke and Olives

Ingredients: 3 lbs chicken thighs 2 tablespoons kosher salt 2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper 1/2 super fine flour (like Wondra) 1/2 cup Picholine olives, drained 12 oz frozen artichoke hearts 1 large onion, halved and thinly sliced 4 cloves garlic, sliced 1 small-medium head cauliflower, cut into florets 3 […]

Tuna Niçoise Burgers

Ingredients: for the burgers: 4 5-oz canned solid white albacore tuna in water, drained 1/4 cup coarsely chopped niçoise or kalamata olives 2 teaspoons anchovy paste 1 tablespoon nonpareil capers 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup matzo meal or bread crumbs to serve: 4 hard-boiled eggs, sliced 1 tomato, sliced 4 […]

Turkey Chivito Wraps

Ingredients: 1 lb roasted turkey breast, sliced 4 thin slices mozzarella cheese 1/4 cup sliced grape tomatoes 4 slices thinly sliced ham 3 hard-boiled eggs, sliced 8 slices thick cut bacon, cooked 1/3 cup roughly chopped green olives mayonnaise sea salt freshly ground black pepper 4 wraps (plain or flavored) […]


Ingredients: 4 1/2-inch thick filet mignon rounds (about 1 1/3 lb) 4 kaiser rolls 4 (or 8 if small) slices fresh mozzerella cheese 4 tomato slices 4  slices  ham 3 hard-boiled eggs, sliced 8 slices thick cut bacon, cooked 1/3 cup roughly chopped green olives mayonnaise sea salt freshly ground […]

Pan Bagnat

Ingredients: 1 short loaf French bread or 1/2 long loaf* 1 (very loose) cup flat leaf parsley 1 clove garlic, smashed 10 oz canned tuna in olive oil 6 oz marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped 1 1/2 tablespoons minced Nicoise and Picholine olives 1 anchovy, minced 1/4 cup sliced […]

Olives + Mozz

Ingredients: 1 cup Castelvetrano olives 3/4 lb mozzarella balls 2 tablespoons juice from the olives 1/2 tablespoon crushed red pepper 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley Directions: Toss all ingredients together. Serve at room temperature. My thoughts: This is a super easy yet tasty appetizer for NYE or whenever. Castelvetrano olives (under […]

Eggplant & Rapini Meatball Subs

Ingredients: for the meatballs: 1/2 lb lean ground beef 1/2 lb ground pork 1 shallot, minced 1 clove garlic, grated 1/3 cup bread crumbs 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan 1 tablespoon minced basil 1 tablespoon minced Italian parsley 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 egg salt pepper for the eggplant: 2 […]

Parm, Olive & Pepperoni Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 8 oz rotini 1/2 English cucumber, diced 2 1/2 oz turkey pepperoni, sliced 1 large cubanelle pepper, diced 1/4 cup diced red onion 10 pimento stuffed green olives, sliced for the dressing: 2 oz olive oil 2 oz red wine vinegar 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan […]