Oven-Dried Black-Olive Seasoning

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 20 mins
Makes 1 1/4 cups

We love to sprinkle this seasoning mix over all manner of salads and pasta dishes, as well as the Ricotta Crostini.


  • 2 cups Kalamata olives, pitted

  • ¼ cup sesame seeds, toasted

  • 1 small dried red chile, crumbled (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Arrange olives on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet. Cook until dried and crisp, about 3 hours. Let cool completely.

  2. Finely chop olives until almost powdery. Stir in sesame seeds and chile. Seasoning can be stored at room temperature up to 2 weeks.

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