Golden croutons made from olive bread boost the presence of the Kalamata olives, both of which are fried in this rendition of the salad. Cucumbers, tomatoes, and red onion -- tumbled over slices of feta -- are all here. Dill adds a bright spring grassiness.
Tapenade made with two types of olives, garlic, parsley, and lemon zest makes a delectable sauce for linguine. Chunks of tuna and cherry tomatoes complete the dish. Serve it with a salad for a light meal.
Sauteed Swiss chard with onion, garlic, jalapeno, and olives is a fitting accompaniment to fish, chicken, or pork. The winelike hues of Kalamatas, which are cured in red-wine vinegar, stand out in this verdant dish.