Whether you prefer black, green or even Kalamata, there are so many delicious ways to eat olives! These are the best recipes that use them!
What are olives?
Believe it or not, they are actually considered a fruit! They are a stone fruit, just like peaches, cherries or mangoes.
They are the main component in making olive oil, but can also be enjoyed in many other ways:
- on pizzas
- on salads
- put on sandwiches
- made into tapenades
- on tacos
- even just as a snack
They are said to be very high in vitamin E and antioxidants. It’s also said that they are good for your heart and can help in preventing cancer and osteoporosis.
There are many ways to enjoy olives. You can pickle them, fry them, eat them as is. However, because they are bitter, they are not usually eaten raw. They are often fermented and cured first.