Sauteed Black Olives with Tomatoes


Serve this colorful antipasto with chunks of crusty bread.


For the Seasoning

  • 1 cup (6 ounces) Nicoise or Kalamata olives

  • 3 medium tomatoes, cored and chopped into ¾-inch pieces

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves

  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


  1. Rinse and drain olives; you can pit them or not, whichever you prefer. Combine tomatoes and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside. Heat olive oil in a medium skillet, add garlic, and cook over medium-low heat until just starting to brown, 2 to 5 minutes.

  2. Add olives and thyme. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, 3 to 4 minutes. Add tomatoes, cook over medium heat until juices thicken a bit and flavors are combined, 5 to 8 minutes. Season to taste with pepper. Just before serving, stir in the parsley.

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