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Olives just might be the most controversial items in any room. Offer a bowl of olives to any group, anywhere, any time, and prepare for the backlash. "Olives! I looooove olives!" some will scream, while others echo refrains of aversion: "I hate olives"; "I'll have the Greek salad -- no olives"; "Are there olives in this?"

To the olive lovers: this one's for you. To the olive haters: are you willing to give it another go? At the end of the day, you might still scrunch your face at the thought of these salty, pit-laden poppers, but what if things have changed? What if, miracle-of-all-miracles, you find a way to enjoy this tiny fruit of biblical proportions? (You at least like olive oil, right?) In any case, we're extending the proverbial olive branch: Here are 7 olive recipes for the lovers, haters, and reluctant converts among us. 

Burrata and Olive Tapenade Crostini by susankuess


Olive all'Ascolana by arielleclementine


Chicken that Fancies Itself Spanish with Lemons, Onions & Olives by MeghanVK


Citrus Olive Couscous by vegetarianirvana


Grape, Almond, and Olive Oil Cake by Gourmetphd


Josh Besh's Green Olive Tapenade by Merrill Stubbs


Grilled Fennel Flatbread with Olives and Sultanas by Girl Farm Kitchen 

Tags: olives, mediterranean meals, round up, tapenade, flatbread, cake, couscous, chicken, fish, crostini

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