Olive Appetizer Recipes

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Pepper Jack Olive Dip

Rating: 5 stars
A blend of pepper Jack cheese, cream cheese, and chopped black olives comes together in minutes for a real crowd pleaser.
Sponsored By Borden

Kalamata Olive Tapenade

Rating: 4.62 stars
An olive tapenade without anchovies.

Gorgonzola and Olive Stuffed Grape Leaves

Rating: 4.42 stars
These are the richest appetizers we have ever served. They are wonderful with wine and cheese! A version of this recipe was a gift from a friend and we have enjoyed it along with our guests. Use as much Gorgonzola as suits your taste!

C and L's Stuffed Black Olives

Rating: 3.8 stars
This is a great party appetizer, or a really good family snack. Serve with marinara sauce. There is often a bit of the meat mixture left over, so you may want to use more olives than I have recommended in this recipe.

Fabulous Olive Salsa by James

Rating: 5 stars
Our friends James and Jayden had us over for some backyard entertainment and served this delicious dish up. We managed to talk them into handing over the recipe. Mess with the mix and quantity of olives to suit your taste.

Black Olive Spread

Rating: 4.42 stars
I got this recipe from a friend who can't remember where she got it. It's different than the usual creamy spreads and is versatile and delicious.

Fig and Olive Tapenade

Rating: 4.59 stars
This is an easy gourmet appetizer. I've brought this to several parties and it is always a hit! I often add some chopped green olives to the olive mixture and a little more balsamic. Goat cheese may also be used in place of the cream cheese. Serve with slices of French bread or crackers.
By Anonymous
Sponsored By MyPlate

Olive Puffs

Rating: 4.04 stars
These puff pastry-wrapped olives are our family's favorite holiday appetizer. We make them with a variety of olives - pimento stuffed green, plump kalamata, Provencal - just make sure they are pitted. We like to use strongly flavored olives; the flavor of canned ripe olives disappears in the puff pastry. You can make these ahead, and freeze; allow 30 minutes for the pastry to thaw before baking. Another advantage: the kids like to make them and eat them.

Olive Pecan Spread

Rating: 4.67 stars
This delicious spread is a hit with everyone. Even people, like me, who don’t care for green olives absolutely love it. This is my most requested recipe. Try it! You won’t be disappointed.

Three Olive Spread

Rating: 4.28 stars
This recipe was given to me by a coworker for the holidays. It is best when made with olives purchased at a deli. Serve with your favorite cracker, baguettes or thin italian bread slices.

Cheese and Olive Bread

Rating: 4.68 stars
This bread is a great addition to any Italian meal. We like it so much, we just sometimes make a meal out of it alone!

Baked Cheese Olives

Rating: 3.94 stars
Rich cheese dough surrounds a savory olive. A great pick-up appetizer or snack. You can freeze the unbaked, dough-wrapped-olives and then bake them right out of the freezer, extending the baking time by a few minutes.

Inspiration and Ideas

Kicked Up Olives

"Wow! They have layer upon layer of interesting flavors, the most unique one being the tangerine. Winner recipe [that's] going into my Favorites folder." – lutzflcat

Olive Puffs

See how to make these crispy puff pastry appetizer bites.

Orange and Rosemary Baked Olives

Rating: 4.62 stars

Low-carb, healthful snack choice which can be kept in the fridge for up to two weeks.