Olive appetizers are welcome additions to wine and cheese parties. This unique recipe collection offers trendy to exotic olive ideas including tapenade and marinated olive blends as well as popular cheese-wrapped olive appetizers.

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Black Olive Tapenade

The Food Channel

This tapenade makes a superb appetizer. Delightful paired with a glass of white wine.

Warm Seasoned Olives

The Food Channel

Olives take on a new dimension when brightened by fresh herbs and spices.

Greek Salad Bites

Better Homes and Gardens

Make the cheese mixture ahead of time for these appetizers. That way it's chilled and ready for assembly come party time.

Chopped-Olive Aioli

Food & Wine
Total: 15 mins

Cheese & Olive Appetizer Tree

Betty Crocker

Star-shaped cheese "ornaments" adorn an edible evergreen fashioned from pimiento-stuffed and Kalamata olives.

Total: 55 mins

Olive Relish

Better Homes and Gardens

This chunky relish with a salty snap of capers is ready in minutes. It adds peppy flavor to fish or chicken dishes and is amazing on sandwiches.

Ribbon Sandwiches

Midwest Living

Mouthwatering flavor and festive color come from the ribbons of filling in these appetizer sandwiches. Egg salad and an olive-nut blend pair beautifully in these delicate teatime treats.

Total: 45 mins

Crostini with Olives and Feta Spread

Better Homes and Gardens

For appetizers that are easy to pick up, spread thin toasted baguette slices with mixtures of feta cheese,tomatoes, and basil.

Black Olives with Lemon and Fennel

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Total: 1 hr 15 mins

Herb-Baked Olives

Better Homes and Gardens

Make these rosemary-marinated olive appetizers up to 1 week in advance of your Thanksgiving gathering.

Pizza Quesadillas

Better Homes and Gardens

For lunch or light dinner, serve these cheese, pepperoni, and olive quesadillas with soup or salad.

Total: 30 mins

Mediterranean Treat

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 10 mins

Pork and Olive Bruschetta

National Pork Board
Total: 25 mins

Bloody Mary Swizzlers

Better Homes and Gardens

These vodka-flavored appetizers will remind you of that classic cocktail.

Chorizo-Olive Griddle Cakes with Chile Butter

Food & Wine

These little patties are moist and dense, almost like a griddle scone. Grace Parisi cooks them on a griddle, just like pancakes, and serves them with a spicy butter made with sambal oelek (Asian chile sauce).

Total: 30 mins


Better Homes and Gardens

This Sicilian dish features sauteed eggplant, sweet pepper, onion, and celery spiked with vinegar and tomatoes. Serve on toasted Italian bread for a delicious snack or appetizer.

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