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Rating: 4.18 stars
73 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 40
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2

Quick and easy, and disappears fast! Good before any Italian meal or with a grilled steak. Goes well with both wine and beer.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
7
Yield:
6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • In a small bowl, combine olives, garlic, basil, and black pepper. Stir in the olive oil and Parmesan cheese. Stir well and chill, covered for at least one hour before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

55 calories; protein 1.1g; carbohydrates 1.9g; fat 5.2g; cholesterol 1.9mg; sodium 245.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (57)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2006
Olive lovers delight! I was looking for a "little something extra" to bring along to a small dinner party. This looked very easy so I tried it without reading the reviews. I was not very happy with their appearance - the parmesan is not very attractive when mixed with the oil as it sits on the black olives. BUT, they tasted delicious and were a big hit once someone took the plunge and tried them. I served them 2 ways -- as the recipe states and also with some added green olives, just for color. I added extra large pimento stuffed green olives and garlic stuffed olives (store bought, from a jar). I think this looked a bit more appetizing than the plain black olives, and appealed to those who were not black olive lovers. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/27/2005
One or two was enough for everyone who tried these. Next time I'll add them to a pasta salad. I think it will be great! Thanks! Read More
(5)
73 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 40
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2006
Olive lovers delight! I was looking for a "little something extra" to bring along to a small dinner party. This looked very easy so I tried it without reading the reviews. I was not very happy with their appearance - the parmesan is not very attractive when mixed with the oil as it sits on the black olives. BUT, they tasted delicious and were a big hit once someone took the plunge and tried them. I served them 2 ways -- as the recipe states and also with some added green olives, just for color. I added extra large pimento stuffed green olives and garlic stuffed olives (store bought, from a jar). I think this looked a bit more appetizing than the plain black olives, and appealed to those who were not black olive lovers. Read More
(38)
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
These olives are so yummy next time I will marinate them overnight instead of only an hour. Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2003
These were really good. Every night except the evenings that the kids and I are at dance hubby and I sit for our "cocktail hour" and chat while dinner is cooking. Drew loves to "pick" and he also loves olives so I thought this would be a nice little treat. I chilled these overnight to enhance the flavors and we really loved them. So did the kids Jake and thanks! Read More
(14)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
My husband loves black olives so I thought I would make these for him as a treat. He absolutely loved them. I am not a black olive fan so I didn't even try them. I will go by what he says... "5 stars" Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2003
My husband is a picky eater. He as well as myself found this recipe to be delicious. We enjoy it at parties etc. on french bread toasted and cut to cracker size. If you do this the olives need to be sliced. Also very good with green olives. Thanks for this recipe. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2005
Very good but those that don't like a lot of garlic won't like these. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2003
Great little cocktail goodie Jake. We served this with drinks before going to the symphony. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This is very tasty and super easy to make. It goes great with an Italian style dinner. I added this to my recipe collection. I gave it 3 stars for a kid friendly rating simply because my kids aren't big olive fans. However my 7 year old daughter did try it and seemed to think it was alright...which is a big concession on her part. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
07/29/2009
GOOD STUFF! I added about a Tbsp of basalmic vingear to mine and they were gone in minutes! Can't wait to try again and let it set overnight. Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
11/27/2005
One or two was enough for everyone who tried these. Next time I'll add them to a pasta salad. I think it will be great! Thanks! Read More
(5)