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Savory Stuffed Peppers

Our family's holiday dinners include a giant antipasto, and my mom's anchovy stuffed peppers are always the star dish. There isn't a holiday that we don't make them in her honor. Serve warm or cold with a nice loaf of Italian bread and a glass of wine. —Donna Scarano, East Hanover, New Jersey

Italian Bread Salad with Olives

This quick and flavorful bread salad always gets rave reviews from my friends and family. This panzanella-style dish is a...


Marinated Vegetables with Olives

Veggies play nicely together in a healthy, easy dish that can be an appetizer or a salad.
—Sue Hansen,...


Pressure-Cooker Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes

This squash is perfect as a side dish, or top it with canned tuna to serve it as an entree....


Greek Olive Tapenade

Welcome to an olive lover’s dream. Mix olives with freshly minced garlic, parsley and a few drizzles of olive oil...

Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes and Olives

This squash is outstanding as a side dish, but you can also top it with canned tuna to create a...


Couscous Salad with Olives & Raisins

There's plenty to like in this recipe, and you'll want to pair it with your next special meal.—Mya Zeronia, Pittsburgh,...

Olive-Cheese Zucchini Boats

3 reviews

I WAS ANXIOUS the first time I tried this recipe, wondering if my family would like it. It was a...


Barbecued Olive Bread

1 review

"We cook on the grill all year long, so this zesty olive-topped bread accompanies everything from pork to beef to...


Red Potato Salad with Lemony Vinaigrette

2 reviews

At our house, a red potato salad with red onion, Greek olives and lemony vinaigrette is a zippy improvement on...


Olive Potato Salad

My mother shared this recipe with me at my bridal shower more than 45 years ago.
—Margaret Matson, Metamora,...

Cheddar Olive Loaf

3 reviews

Made in the bread machine, this moist loaf has nice texture and great flavor. The cheese also gives the bread...


Herbed Portobello Pasta

1 review

Meaty mushrooms make this light pasta taste hearty and filling. It's my fast and fresh go-to weeknight dinner. —Laurie Trombley,...


Seven-Layer Mediterranean Dip

2 reviews

I like traditional seven-layer Mexican dip, but I love Mediterranean ingredients even more. When I made this mashup, my husband...


Mediterranean Salad Sandwiches

These hearty, fresh-flavored sandwiches taste like a summer salad on a bun. Add iced tea, a side of sorbet and...


Greek Pasta

Sweet sun-dried tomatoes, black olives and fresh basil are tossed with olive oil and pasta in this easy vegetarian dish....

Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwich

2 reviews

This is a mouthwatering new twist on grilled cheese that’s a cheese-lover’s dream come true. You’ll be hooked! Feel free...


Feta-Olive Tartlets

When the occasion calls for easy but elegant party starters, rely on ready-made phyllo tart shells. They’re easy to fill...


Makeover Italian Pasta Salad

3 reviews

Here’s the perfect side dish for summer picnics or fall potlucks—and no one would ever guess that it’s been slimmed...


Flavorful Red Potatoes

4 reviews

This recipe is not only a wonderful side dish, but also hearty enough to make a satisfying late-night supper. It’s...


Mediterranean Pastry Pinwheels

6 reviews

These quick appetizers are irresistible. The flavors of sun-dried tomatoes and pesto balance beautifully. —Kristen Heigl, Staten Island, New York


Lemon-Herb Olives with Goat Cheese

Greek olives have a fruity flavor that comes into play when you mix them with lemon and fresh herbs. Spoon...


Greek Couscous Salad

Bright flavors and crisp raw veggies make a satisfying salad that's hearty enough to be a full meal. —Teri Rasey,...


Herb-Roasted Olives & Tomatoes

1 review

Eat these roasted veggies with a crunchy baguette or a couple of cheeses. You can also double, or triple, the...

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Potato Salad with Kalamata-Hazelnut Vinaigrette

Potato salad tossed with vinaigrette has a lighter taste than traditional mayo versions. I add velvety avocado and hazelnuts for...


Sun-Dried Tomato & Olive Loaf

1 review

I can’t get enough of this beautiful, richly flavored loaf that starts in the bread machine. I tear off big...


Focaccia Barese

2 reviews

This focaccia recipe has been in my mom's family for several generations. It's one of my most requested dishes. In...


Baked Baby Potatoes with Olive Pesto

These little cuties pack all the appeal of a dinner baked potato into the perfect bite-sized appetizer. I top off...


Hearty Tomato-Olive Penne

1 review

Who needs meat when you have a pasta dish loaded with tomatoes, olives and Havarti cheese? I often assemble it...


Kidney Bean Casserole

1 review

I don’t recall its origin, but I've had this Kidney Bean Casserole recipe for many years. A Triscuit cracker crust...