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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Mediterranean Treat

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 10 mins

Herb-Baked Olives

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Bloody Mary Swizzlers

Better Homes and Gardens

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


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.

Marinated Feta and Olives

Better Homes and Gardens

Beef and Olive Empanaditas

Better Homes and Gardens

Perfect for a party, these tiny stuffed appetizers can be prepared in advance and baked whenever the host is free.

Gorgonzola-Thyme-Stuffed Olives

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 25 mins

Red Eye Specials

Better Homes and Gardens

These appetizers look like eyeballs. Arrange them on a spooky platter at your next Halloween party.

Total: 30 mins

Herbed Peppers and Olives

Diabetic Living

Many large supermarkets or delis offer a variety of olives at a take-your-choice olive bar. Mix and match the ones you like to make 12 ounces.

Total: 20 mins

Waldorf Chicken Salad

Midwest Living

Use crackers to scoop up this traditional Waldorf salad or serve inside a tortilla or lettuce wrap for a quick weekday lunch.

Goat Cheese-Olive Bites

Better Homes and Gardens

Refrigerated piecrust makes these cheesy leek-and-olive appetizers a snap to make. For fun, purchase olives at a gourmet market's olive bar -- they're usually filled with a fantastic selection.

Crostini Appetizers

Midwest Living

For these appetizers, you can choose which topping to make--the bean and pesto recipe or the tomato-olive one. Or make both!

Tapas Plate

Family Circle

Hop on the small plates trend and throw together a spread of bean salad, ham, cheese, olives, grapes and hearty French bread.

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