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Kalamata olives

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Mediterranean Mezze Platter

Time:30 mins
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for drizzling (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 pound carrots, coarsely grated
  • 1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups Homemade Hummus, or store-bought
  • 4 mint leaves (optional)
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, cut into 4 pieces
  • 2 jarred grape leaves packed in brine, rinsed and halved lengthwise (optional)
  • 4 whole-wheat pitas (6-inch), cut into wedges
  • 1/2 cup black olives, such as Nicoise or Kalamata
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Tomato, Baby-Lettuce, and Olive-Bread Salad

Time:15 mins
Ingredients
  • 3 slices (about 3 ounces) olive or other rustic bread, toasted
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound large ripe tomatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 small zucchini, thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 head (about 2 ounces) baby tender lettuce, such as red oak leaf or Boston, leaves separated and torn if large
  • 1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Champagne vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water
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Spiced Olives In a Jar

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Oven-Dried Black-Olive Seasoning

Time:3 hours 20 mins
Other Ideas:
Italian
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White Bean Hummus with Kalamata Relish

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for garnish
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • One 4-inch sprig fresh rosemary
  • Two 15-ounce cans white beans, such as cannellini
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt, plus more as needed
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons tahini (sesame paste)
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 pita breads, warmed and cut into triangles
  • Kalamata Relish
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Classic Greek Salad Topped with Fried Leeks

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Greek Salad with Chickpeas

Time:10 mins
Ingredients
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta (2 ounces)
  • 1 can (15.5 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed fresh parsley leaves
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Greek Salad

Ingredients
  • 4 large hearts romaine lettuce, torn
  • 2 cups feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 English cucumbers, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, preferably heirloom, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded, ribs removed, and cut into strips
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded, ribs removed, and cut into strips
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded, ribs removed, and cut into strips
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • Kalamata olives, pitted
  • Green olives, pitted
  • Anchovies (optional)
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Store-bought stuffed grape leaves (optional)
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Greek Salad with Broiled Shrimp

Ingredients
  • 12 medium shrimp
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, washed and cut crosswise into 1-inch strips
  • 1 large tomato, cut into wedges
  • 2 small cucumbers, peeled if waxy, and cut into large chunks
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 pound black olives, preferably Kalamata
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