What to do with leftover black olives
Black olives are a popular snack and often used in cooking to add flavour to dishes. Discover how you can use up leftover black olives here.
Recipes using black olives
- Pizza bianca with goat’s cheese, courgettes and black olives
- Spinach gnocchi with blistered tomatoes, basil and olives
- Thyme roast lamb with lentils, feta, olives and herbs
How to use up leftover black olives
Whizz a large handful of pitted black olives with 1/2 garlic clove, chopped fresh thyme, lemon juice and a few glugs of olive oil. Season to taste and spread on toasted baguette as a snack.
- Pasta sauce
Heat some olive oil in a deep frying pan, then gently fry chopped onion and garlic until softened. Add fresh chopped tomatoes and a glass of white wine. Bring to a simmer, then reduce until thick and richly flavoured. Stir in chopped pitted black olives and a large handful of fresh basil leaves, then season to taste. Stir into cooked pasta with plenty of grated parmesan.
- Olive and rosemary bread
Make a basic bread dough (find a recipe at deliciousmagazine.co.uk). After the first rise, knock back the dough and knead in a handful of roughly chopped pitted black olives and 1 tbsp finely chopped rosemary. Shape, prove and bake.
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