Have you seen our list of recipes using olives? As a Mediterranean diet expert Brynn McDowell a registered dietitian, always has olives in her kitchen.
“Olives make a great topping on fish, chicken, or pork dishes,” Brynn says. “My favourite is to combine some chopped green olives, capers, lemon, and tomatoes, and serve that over a lightly pan-seared white fish, like halibut or cod.”
If that hasn’t convinced you, a) you’re wrong and b) Brynn’s got more suggestions. “You can also use olives to make Muffaletta, which is a popular sandwich spread in New Orleans that combines olives, shallots, garlic, and herbs. They also punch up the flavor of pasta and go great in many salads as well.” In other words, they are way more than just a bar snack or pizza topping.