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November 4, 2022
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Easy Appetizer Recipes for Every Celebration

Easy Appetizer Recipes for Every Celebration

These easy appetizer recipes – starring California Ripe Olives – are perfect for any celebration!

Olives have been an integral part of celebrations for generations. Remember sticking olives on your fingers during every Thanksgiving gathering – and then eagerly gobbling them up? It’s basically a rite of passage. Maybe your family has a trusty olive tapenade recipe that makes an appearance at every special event, or maybe it’s even something as simple as celebrating “Pizza Night” every Friday with the kids – olives added. 

Whatever you’re gearing up to celebrate, we’ve got the perfect recipe. Load up your shopping carts and lets make some memories!

Green and black California ripe olives on a graze board

Easy Appetizer Recipes Starring California Ripe Olives

Citrus Salad with Olives and Fennel

How beautiful is this Citrus Salad from Big Delicious Life? This colorful dish works perfectly as a holiday appetizer or salad.

Pepperoni and Black Olive Stromboli

If you wondering what stromboli is? Our friend Jessica says it’s like “a pizza and a sandwich got real cozy and rolled up together into one gloriously crave-able nosh”. Grab the recipe for Pepperoni and Black Olive Stromboli from Baking the Goods!

Spicy Marinated Olives

Looking for an easy appetizer that still looks fancy? Our friend Kate has you covered. These Spicy Marinated Olives come together quickly – with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. What’s not to love?

Jerry James Stone's Easy Appetizer: Halloween Focaccia

Festive Focaccia

How fun is this festive focaccia from our friend Jerry James Stone? He styled his version for Halloween, but with a little creativity (and a lot of CA GROWN veggies) you could make this work for any occasion.

Olive Tapenade

Olive Tapenade

Olive Tapenade isn’t just a classic recipe, it’s a family favorite. Serve it with crackers or french bread (and a bottle of Pinot Noir for the over-21 crowd). Here’s our trusty recipe for this easy appetizer.

Baked Feta with Tomatoes, Olives and Garlic

Baked Feta is everywhere lately, and this recipe from Jerry James Stone is our go-to. Serve with crusty bread or flatbread – and a lot of napkins!

Green Olive Bruschetta from salt and Wind

Smashed Green Olive Bruschetta

Sweet and salty, crunchy and creamy – this Olive Bruschetta from Salt and Wind checks all the right boxes.

Green Shakshuka from Eat the Love

Green Shakshuka

Hosting a brunch? This gorgeous Green Shakshuka from Eat the Love is sure to be a standout.

Chicken Empanadas with California Olives

Finger food for the win! We’re obsessed with these Chicken Empanadas from Hola Jalapeno.

Olive FAQs

Are olives good for you?

Olives are an integral part of the Mediterranean diet, which supports good health and has even been associated with longevity. They’re high in monounsaturated fats, or healthy fats, that help to lower blood pressure and reduce risk of chronic disease. California Ripe Olives also happen to be naturally gluten free, vegan, Keto and Paleo-friendly – so they’re easy to incorporate into any specialized meal plan.  

Where are olives grown?

California is responsible for 95% of the nation’s olive crop! California Ripe Olives are grown with love on hundreds of family owned farms, most of which are located in California’s Central Valley.

What happens after olives are harvested?

They are sent to one of two family owned, multi-generational processing plants where they are cured and canned. So, when you buy California Ripe Olives, you’re supporting hundreds of locally owned and family run businesses!

Are olives a fruit or a vegetable?

Olives are actually a fruit! They come from the flower of the olive tree.

Collier-California-Grown-Olives-5683-edited-1536x1536

Want to learn more about how ripe olives are grown?

From farm to table, here’s everything you ever wanted to know about California Ripe Olives!

Article by Hilary Rance. Recipe photography compliments of creators, all additional photography by James Collier.

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Easy Appetizer Recipes for Every Celebration

These easy appetizer recipes – starring California Ripe Olives – are perfect for any celebration!

Olives have been an integral part of celebrations for generations. Remember sticking olives on your fingers during every Thanksgiving gathering – and then eagerly gobbling them up? It’s basically a rite of passage. Maybe your family has a trusty olive tapenade recipe that makes an appearance at every special event, or maybe it’s even something as simple as celebrating “Pizza Night” every Friday with the kids – olives added. 

Whatever you’re gearing up to celebrate, we’ve got the perfect recipe. Load up your shopping carts and lets make some memories!

Green and black California ripe olives on a graze board

Easy Appetizer Recipes Starring California Ripe Olives

Citrus Salad with Olives and Fennel

How beautiful is this Citrus Salad from Big Delicious Life? This colorful dish works perfectly as a holiday appetizer or salad.

Pepperoni and Black Olive Stromboli

If you wondering what stromboli is? Our friend Jessica says it’s like “a pizza and a sandwich got real cozy and rolled up together into one gloriously crave-able nosh”. Grab the recipe for Pepperoni and Black Olive Stromboli from Baking the Goods!

Spicy Marinated Olives

Looking for an easy appetizer that still looks fancy? Our friend Kate has you covered. These Spicy Marinated Olives come together quickly – with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. What’s not to love?

Jerry James Stone's Easy Appetizer: Halloween Focaccia

Festive Focaccia

How fun is this festive focaccia from our friend Jerry James Stone? He styled his version for Halloween, but with a little creativity (and a lot of CA GROWN veggies) you could make this work for any occasion.

Olive Tapenade

Olive Tapenade

Olive Tapenade isn’t just a classic recipe, it’s a family favorite. Serve it with crackers or french bread (and a bottle of Pinot Noir for the over-21 crowd). Here’s our trusty recipe for this easy appetizer.

Baked Feta with Tomatoes, Olives and Garlic

Baked Feta is everywhere lately, and this recipe from Jerry James Stone is our go-to. Serve with crusty bread or flatbread – and a lot of napkins!

Green Olive Bruschetta from salt and Wind

Smashed Green Olive Bruschetta

Sweet and salty, crunchy and creamy – this Olive Bruschetta from Salt and Wind checks all the right boxes.

Green Shakshuka from Eat the Love

Green Shakshuka

Hosting a brunch? This gorgeous Green Shakshuka from Eat the Love is sure to be a standout.

Chicken Empanadas with California Olives

Finger food for the win! We’re obsessed with these Chicken Empanadas from Hola Jalapeno.

Olive FAQs

Are olives good for you?

Olives are an integral part of the Mediterranean diet, which supports good health and has even been associated with longevity. They’re high in monounsaturated fats, or healthy fats, that help to lower blood pressure and reduce risk of chronic disease. California Ripe Olives also happen to be naturally gluten free, vegan, Keto and Paleo-friendly – so they’re easy to incorporate into any specialized meal plan.  

Where are olives grown?

California is responsible for 95% of the nation’s olive crop! California Ripe Olives are grown with love on hundreds of family owned farms, most of which are located in California’s Central Valley.

What happens after olives are harvested?

They are sent to one of two family owned, multi-generational processing plants where they are cured and canned. So, when you buy California Ripe Olives, you’re supporting hundreds of locally owned and family run businesses!

Are olives a fruit or a vegetable?

Olives are actually a fruit! They come from the flower of the olive tree.

Collier-California-Grown-Olives-5683-edited-1536x1536

Want to learn more about how ripe olives are grown?

From farm to table, here’s everything you ever wanted to know about California Ripe Olives!

Article by Hilary Rance. Recipe photography compliments of creators, all additional photography by James Collier.

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