Lemon Perfumed Warm Olives

By • February 5, 2011 • 19 Comments

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Author Notes: This is a dish from my childhood, with a twist. - adamnsvetcookingadamnsvetcooking

Food52 Review: I had the joy of testing these -- the simple ingredients come together in a warm bath of deliciousness. Use your favorite crusty bread to scoop up the olives along with their flavor bath and goat cheese. Whether it is served as an appetizer, light lunch or dinner, it will be devoured by all. Thanks for such a great and easy recipe.sticksnscones

Serves 2

  • 1 cup Assorted olives
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lemon zest
  • Pinch of dried thyme (you can use fresh)
  • 1 teaspoon Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Sweet paprika
  • 1/2 cup Crumbled goat cheese
  • Good Olive oil to coat the bottom of a pan (~1 tbs)
  1. On medium heat warm the olive oil and olives together. Stir the olives to make sure they are warmed through (~ 10 mins). Add the lemon zest, thyme, paprika, and lemon juice. Cook until the lemon zest perfumes the kitchen (~3 to 5 mins). Make sure to stir the olives.
  2. Place the crumbled goat cheese in a serving dish. Pour over the warmed olives over the goat cheese. Enjoy!
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Tags: dinner party, goat cheese, lemon, olives

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about 3 years ago mmpvail

A wonderful hors d'oeuvre, but I think next time I'll halve or quarter the olives - they were a little difficult to corral, rolling off the knife, off the bread, and into people's laps.

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about 3 years ago adamnsvetcooking

I am happy that you liked the recipe. Halving them sounds like a good idea. They can be tricky sometimes

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over 3 years ago cheese1227

Fabulously simple way to get some good nibbles for drinks, thanks!

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over 3 years ago adamnsvetcooking

Hahaha...It's a good nibble for some martinis ;)

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over 3 years ago cheese1227

ANd better yet, all ingredients are on the approved list for the detox regiment I am following. Well, except for the martinis....

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over 3 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Love this one, adamnsvetcooking! I make something similar to this in the winter for parties but use orange zest and juice and rosemary. I'll definitely have to try yours and I love putting it over goat cheese!!

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over 3 years ago adamnsvetcooking

I'll be making your version really soon. I love the orange/rosemary combination.

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over 3 years ago jessm4

ooh i love this dish- i've haven't made it for years- chuck in a long twist of orange rind also gives a beautiful colour and a lovely blossom flavour

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over 3 years ago adamnsvetcooking

Ohh I have to try its with an orange rind...

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over 3 years ago drbabs

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over 3 years ago adamnsvetcooking

Thank you :)

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over 3 years ago creamtea

Looks delicious. I haven't had lunch yet...

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over 3 years ago adamnsvetcooking

Ohh it's a great lunch time snack ;)

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over 3 years ago AntoniaJames

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Looks divine. Definitely on my must-try list! Thanks for posting it. ;o)

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over 3 years ago adamnsvetcooking

Thank you! Let me know how you like it :)

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over 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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This sounds really yummy. I'd love to have some with a nice crusty bread right now!

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over 3 years ago adamnsvetcooking

A nice crusty bread sounds really good to me too :)

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over 3 years ago Sagegreen

Very simple and very delicious! Love the name, too.

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over 3 years ago adamnsvetcooking

Thanks Sage! I am very intrigued with you grapefruit pizza...